Contact Us

If you have questions or comments concerning our department, please contact one of the individuals below.

 

Shift Hours:

Day: 0700-1500 (7 AM – 3 PM)

Middle: 1500-2300 (3 PM – 11 PM)

Night: 2300-0700 (11 PM – 7 AM)

 

Non-Emergency Phone #: 484-664-3112 (Ext. 3112)

Emergency Phone #: 484-664-3110 (Ext. 3110)

*You will be connected to an on-site dispatcher by calling either of the above phone numbers.

Leadership Team

Brian Fidati, Director
Pronouns: (he/him/his)
Email: brianfidati@muhlenberg.edu

I've been with Muhlenberg for 10 years, including five as the director of campus safety. Previously, I served more than 25 years in the Pennsylvania State Police, with a 20-year focus on emergency management and response.

It is my responsibility to position the Department of Campus Safety and Police to provide a safe, inclusive and welcoming campus environment. I continually strive to develop a model department made up of diverse, well-trained and dedicated members who operate as a team devoted to serving the Muhlenberg College community.

In my spare time, I enjoy attending and watching Penn State football games, spending time with family in rural Pennsylvania and woodworking.


 

Brenda Lakis, Associate Director
Pronouns: (she/her/hers)
Email: brendalakis@muhlenberg.edu

This is my 26th year with Muhlenberg. During that time, I’ve held various roles within campus safety. Currently, I oversee all the life-safety systems (smoke alarms, fire extinguishers and so on) on campus.

The College has always felt like my second home. This job has offered me an amazing opportunity to meet so many students and staff over the years. To be able to build relationships with students that last a lifetime—nothing is a better feeling. I also have a son who is a ’Berg alum, which gave me the perspectives of both employee and parent.

I love RVing and spending time in nature, away from it all. I am a mom to six adult children, and I have two grandchildren as well.

Day Shift

Kevin Kennedy, Sergeant
Pronouns: (he/him/his)
Email: kevinkennedy@muhlenberg.edu

I’ve been a campus safety officer for over 10 years, and I was recently promoted to supervisor. Prior to joining the College, I was with the Allentown Police Department for 17 years. I am a trained instructor in the R.A.D. Systems of self-defense as well as a bicycle officer. I am committed to ensuring a safe and accommodating learning environment for all students and members of Muhlenberg’s diverse community.

I’m a proud parent of two successful Muhlenberg alumni and a current Muhlenberg student as well as an amateur auto mechanic.


Hank (Henry) Hamory, Police Officer
Pronouns: (he/him/his)
Email: henryhamory@muhlenberg.edu

I’ve spent 15 years with campus safety. I’m a long-time officer trainer, and my background is in community policing and crime prevention.

I’ve lived and worked in the Lehigh Valley for my entire life. I have several relatives who’ve taught at and/or graduated from the College. My most enjoyable off-time activity is spending time with my family.


Jim (James) Thamarus, Police Officer
Pronouns: (he/him/his)
Email: jamesthamarus@muhlenberg.edu

I’ve been with Muhlenberg for 21 years. Currently, I work as a property room officer and as part of the College’s community bicycle registration and repair program. My goal as an officer is to provide a safe community for all students, faculty, staff and visitors. I spend my spare time with family and working in my yard.


Jennifer JACKOWIAK, Reserve Officer

Jennifer Jackowiak, Police Officer/Investigator
Pronouns: (she/her/hers)
Email: jenniferjackowiak@muhlenberg.edu

I’ve been an officer with Muhlenberg College since January 2019. I hold certifications in Clery Act compliance and in civil rights investigating (from the Association of Title IX Administrators) as well as a certification from the International Police Mountain Bike Association. My commitment to this community is to facilitate a safe, comfortable and welcoming environment for all community members and visitors.

In my time off, I enjoy biking in the warm months and snowboarding in the cold months.


Patti (Patrice) Fry, Dispatcher
Pronouns: (she/her/hers)
Email: pattifry@muhlenberg.edu

I have been with the Department of Campus Safety and Police for the past 25 years. Recently, I completed a six-week dispatcher training course via the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials. I enjoy working on a campus that fosters a sense of community and diversity and is safe for everyone.

In my spare time, I like to garden, can and spend time with family and friends.


Ruth Morris, Officer Manager
Pronouns: (she/her/hers)
Email: ruthmorris@muhlenberg.edu

I’m delighted to say I’m in my 30th year with Muhlenberg’s Department of Campus Safety and Police, though I don’t understand how that could possibly be! I started as the College’s switchboard operator and part-time dispatcher in 1991, and my job has evolved over the years.

I love helping people, and my job has offered me many opportunities to assist Muhlenberg students and parents as they’ve tried to figure out where to go with their questions and problems.

I feel a special connection to Muhlenberg College. I completed my bachelor’s degree in art (with a concentration in sculpture) at Muhlenberg in 2012. I serve on the faculty/staff campaign committee, which oversees donations to the College by Muhlenberg employees.

In my downtime, I love to spend time with family. My husband and I have three amazing grown children—two are Muhlenberg alumni, and the other is married to an alum—and feel blessed to have eight grandchildren. I still love art, and I look forward to the time when I can return to the sculpture studio with a slab of clay in front of me.

Middle Shift

Carlos Cueva, Sergeant
Pronouns: (he/him/his)
Email: carloscueva@muhlenberg.edu

I’ve been an officer with Muhlenberg for eight years. I’m trained as a CPR/AED/first aid instructor and in crisis intervention. I’ve also been through first-responder integrated response training (the Active Threat Integrated Response Course).

Working at the College provides me with an amazing opportunity to interact with individuals from across the country and other parts of the world. We can learn about one another and share our experiences. Officers form bonds with students and staff, which is evident when someone greets you with a “hello,” smile or wave as you make your way through campus.

I enjoy watching movies and quoting my favorite lines from the movies I’ve seen.


David Skutches 

David Skutches, Police Officer
Pronouns: (he/him/his)
Email: davidskutches@muhlenberg.edu

I joined Muhlenberg in late 2020. Prior to that, I was an officer with the Allentown Police Department for 23 years. My training via the International Police Mountain Bike Association allows me to patrol campus by bicycle.

I’m a Muhlenberg alum, and my years at the College were some of the best of my life. I am committed to doing what I can to help future graduates say that their Muhlenberg years were some of the best of their lives as well.

Some of my hobbies include playing guitar and poker and spending time with my family.


Jason Martinez 

Jason Martinez, Police Officer
Pronouns: (he/him/his)
Email: jasonmartinez@muhlenberg.edu


 

Susanne Masters, Dispatcher
Pronouns: (she/her/hers)
Email: smasters@muhlenberg.edu


 

Melanie Rivera, Dispatcher
Pronouns: (she/her/hers)
Email: melanierivera@muhlenberg.edu

 

Night Shift

 

Kevin Achey, Sergeant
Pronouns: (he/him/his)
Email: kevinachey@muhlenberg.edu

I have been with the Department of Campus Safety and Police for five years. I serve as the department’s field training officer, and I play a vital role in campus safety’s community partnership initiative. I have attended numerous supervisory trainings through the Penn State Justice and Safety Institute. I am committed to ensuring all students have a positive college experience in a safe environment.

I am married with two children. In my free time, I enjoy coaching youth sports, watching Penn State football and traveling to Canada on my yearly fishing trip.


Scott Derr, Police Officer
Pronouns: (he/him/his)
Email: scottderr@muhlenberg.edu

I’ve worked as a night-shift officer since 2015, and I’m a certified bicycle officer. I’m committed to working with all members of the Muhlenberg community to make our campus a safe and secure environment.

I love watching La Tour De France, and on vacations I love to travel and take time boating.


Michael MANCINI, Policer Officer, Night Shift

Michael Mancini, Police Officer
Pronouns: (he/him/his)
Email: michaelmancini@muhlenberg.edu

Prior to joining Muhlenberg two years ago, I worked for the Allentown Police Department for 21 years. I am committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus for everyone. I will also work diligently to maintain the quality of life for the campus community.

I enjoy listening to country music, watching football (Go Eagles!) and rooting for all Philadelphia sports teams.

I’m a twin – and have twins of my own! In my spare time, I like going to the gym and running.


Tyler Young

Tyler Young, Police Officer
Pronouns: (he/him/his)
Email: tyleryoung@muhlenberg.edu

I joined Muhlenberg in late 2020 and have more than six years of security and public safety experience. I believe that, in order to have a great learning environment, it is important to provide the safest campus possible for students and staff. A fun fact about me is that I’m a huge Dallas Cowboys fan.


 

Lisa Kase, Dispatcher
Pronouns: (she/her/hers)
Email: lisakase@muhlenberg.edu

I have been the night-shift dispatcher since July 1999, and I’m also in charge of parking permits. I’m committed to fostering a safe environment at Muhlenberg. I enjoy reading in my spare time.

My favorite music is country, and I’m a big fan of the Harry Potter book and movie series.


 

Ira Snyder, Dispatcher
Pronouns: (he/him/his)
Email: irasnyder@muhlenberg.edu

I’ve been a dispatcher at Muhlenberg since November 2017, and I’ve undergone specialty training via the College as well as the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials.

I’m committed to the Muhlenberg community not only because I grew up familiar with the College—it’s basically in my backyard—but also because of how proud I am that the community sticks together and does its best to treat everyone like a family. Muhlenberg's dedication to unity and a better path into the future is a commitment worth working both for and towards.

In my spare time, I enjoy the arts, particularly sketching, painting and music. I also have an appreciation for the theatre.

 

Reserve Officers

Jeff (Jeffrey) Baker, Reserve Officer
Pronouns: (he/him/his)
Email: jeffreybaker@muhlenberg.edu


Renato Cardenas 

Renato Cardenas, Reserve Officer
Pronouns: (he/him/his)
Email: renatocardenas@muhlenberg.edu