Amanda GuthornAVP Public Safety La Salle University

Dr. Amanda M. Guthorn is the Assistant Vice President of Public Safety at La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA. In her current position, Guthorn manages a staff of 60 full and part-time non-sworn public safety staff supplemented by a contract security force.

Since her arrival at La Salle, Guthorn transitioned the department to an online database management system, updated and added CCTV, renovated the University dispatch center including installation of a video wall, completed an assessment of the campus’s access control systems, and reduced costs for satellite campus operations. Guthorn reengineered the department organization to optimize resources creating an assistant director of compliance and investigations position, improved hiring and onboarding requirements, increased training requirements, and strengthened support for supervisors for oversite of day-to-day operations.

Prior to La Salle University, Guthorn was the Director of Campus Safety at Keene State College in New Hampshire from 2001 to 2017. Guthorn began her 30 career in campus law enforcement as a student officer in the Northeastern University Public Safety Division. Guthorn previously served as the director of campus safety/security at Franklin Pierce University, Pine Manor College, and Newbury College.

Guthorn has a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in criminal justice from Northeastern. She received her doctor of arts in leadership from Franklin Pierce University in 2015. Dr. Guthorn was the co-director of the New Hampshire Campus Safety Academy for fourteen years and has presented at conferences on sexual violence, emergency planning, safety and social networking, and leadership, and testified in front of several New Hampshire Legislative and Senate Committees on legislation affecting campus law enforcement.

General Session: Access Control, Locks and Lockdown Solutions: Is Your Campus Behind the Times? (Sponsored by Transact Campus Inc.)

7/13/2020 4:45 – 5:45 PM