• Hendrix College

    Public Safety Staff

  • Brian Williams
    Brian Williams Director of Public Safety (501) 450-3833 williamsb@hendrix.edu Public Safety

    Brian Williams is the Director of Public Safety for Hendrix College. He graduated from Conway High School in 1994 and has lived in or around Conway since 1990. Brian began his law enforcement career at the Conway Police Department in 1997, where he transferred to the Detective Division after four years. During The 18 years spent as a Detective, Brian was assigned to several federal task forces with the U.S. Secret Service, the F.B.I., and the U.S. Marshall Office, where he conducted Digital Forensic Examinations, investigated human trafficking, and educated parents and students on the dangers of social media. After 22 years at C.P.D. Brian retired from Law Enforcement and began his career serving educators and students in Arkansas, first with K-12 Charter Schools, providing Facilities and Security Management in the Little Rock and Pine Bluff areas. Brian also served as a City Councilman for the City of Mayflower for four terms, was a volunteer firefighter, and is a board member of P.A.W.S., a non-profit animal rescue group. Brian and his wife Cindy live on Lake Conway with their pets, where he enjoys outdoor cooking and gatherings. Emilee, "Daughter," is studying Biology at U.C.A., and Nicholas, "Son," is the pilot for Harding University, where he is an Alumni. Brian's hobbies include playing and listening to Music on his bass guitar or drums and cooking.

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    David R. Bugh Assistant Director of Public Safety (501) 450-1467 bugh@hendrix.edu Public Safety
    David Bugh is the Assistant Director of Public Safety at Hendrix College. He has been with Hendrix Public Safety since leaving the United States Air Force in 1992 and has been a certified Arkansas Private Security Officer since 2014. His career as an Air Force Security Policeman began in 1980 shortly after graduation from Bedford North Lawrence High School in Bedford, Indiana. David has been stationed at RAF Upper Heyford in the United Kingdom; Little Rock AFB in Jacksonville, Arkansas; and McConnell AFB in Wichita, Kansas. While stationed at McConnell AFB, he designed the official heraldry for the 384th Security Police Squadron and served as Secret Service support for visiting Russian President Boris Yeltsin. David is responsible, along with the Director of Public Safety, for overseeing daily campus safety and security operations, managing all college CCTV and access control systems, and supervising a team of eleven Public Safety Officers. He has been married to his wife Pamela since 1986, has two adult daughters and three granddaughters. When not at work, David enjoys spending time with Pamela and working on projects around their house.
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    J. T. Fulmer Public Safety Officer fulmer@hendrix.edu Public Safety
    Officer James T. (J.T.) Fulmer was born in Searcy, Arkansas. The youngest of four children, he was raised in and around central Arkansas. J.T. was interested in sports as a child, but his love of reading overshadowed that. After graduating from Jacksonville High School, he built custom cabinets for three years. In 1979, J.T. joined the U.S. Army and trained as a Military Policeman. He spent the next 12 years at various duty stations, including Whiley Barracks in Germany, Fort Clayton in Panama, West Point in New York, and Fort Hood in Texas. After returning to White County, Arkansas he worked for various police departments until his retirement in 2009. J.T. joined the Hendrix College Department of Public Safety as a Public Safety Officer in April 2011. He is still an avid reader of mostly early science fiction. He lives in Beebe with his best friend, Kimberly, and her two granddaughters and likes to repurpose old furniture and work in his yard. J.T. has enjoyed his time at Hendrix and looks forward to serving the community for years to come.
    Heffner, Johnny - 2023
    Johnny Heffner Public Safety Officer (501) 450-7711 heffner@hendrix.edu Public Safety

    Officer Johnny Heffner is originally from Bald Knob and graduated from Bradford High School Class of ‘85. He moved to Conway three years ago after meeting his partner, Dewayne. Johnny and Dewayne currently reside in Damascus where they have lived a quiet life for the past two years. Prior to joining Hendrix Public Safety, Officer Heffner spent the last five years working for Securitas Security Services USA, mostly at Kimberly Clark here in Conway. Johnny’s pastimes include spending time with family and friends, swimming, camping, gardening, most anything outdoors. Officer Heffner enjoys meeting new people and hopes to make a positive impact as a public safety officer here at Hendrix College.

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    Laura Leak Public Safety Officer (501) 450-7711 leak@hendrix.edu Public Safety

    Officer Laura Leak was born in Arkansas and spent most of her adolescent years in the south/southeast. Laura comes from a loving family of seven; mother, father and four siblings. She started out on her own at a young age, after high school, and pursued music for the first five years or so. Then Laura got into the construction industry. She spent her career as construction manager, QA/QC, piping trades, construction administrator and automatic orbital welding technician. Officer Leak has traveled and worked in almost every state in the US during her career and still doesn’t mind an occasional road trip. Laura earned an AS degree as a non-traditional student in her thirties during her construction career. Laura has owned five small businesses, starting, and dissolving each for various reasons and has now shifted her interests to the security sector. She loves music, playing guitar, reading, hiking, healthy eating, camping, exercising and good company.

    Watkins, Chris
    Chris Watkins Part-Time Public Safety Officer (501) 450-7711 watkins@hendrix.edu Public Safety

    Officer Chris M. Watkins was born in Odessa, TX and moved to Conway in 2005. He has been married since 2001 and has three children. He retired from the oilfield in 2005.  Officer Watkins is also a veteran. He served 10 years as an Infantry Paratrooper. Officer Watkins is currently employed by The Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office, where he serves as the Unit 1 Maximum Security Detention Center Sergeant. Officer Watkins is a small business owner and a licensed firearm instructor. 

    Hook, Cameron - 2023
    Cam Hook Public Safety Officer (501) 450-7711 hook@hendrix.edu Public Safety

    Officer Cameron “Cam” Hook was born in Chicago, Illinois, where he grew up the youngest of his two siblings, Jeremy, and Alisha. In December of 2021 Cam relocated to North Little Rock, Arkansas with his girlfriend Starrlee and energetic kitten Renly for exciting new adventures and work opportunities. In Cam's free time he enjoys all types of interests and hobbies like, spending time with nature, swimming, skateboarding, camping, and hunting. Performing live DJ and music sets are a high priority in his life, he loves creating new and influential Deep House, Tech and Trap productions to get everyone's feet moving! Video games have also been a large interest in his life, knocking everyone out of the Super Smash Bro's arenas and being the greatest Pokémon trainer, yes, even better than Professor Oak. Cam has a larger-than-life personality is extremely friendly loves meeting and making new friends and lives to help people in need whenever and however they need it having assisted at homeless shelters helping hand out food and water. Officer Hook has considerable experience in security and service industry, having worked for PENN Entertainment or PENN GAMMING as a security officer and rising in the ranks to Surveillance and ultimately the assistant to head of security for multiple clubs in the Chicagoland area. Since the moving from Chicago and obtaining this fantastic job, Officer Hook has been loving the change of scenery and meeting the amazing students, faculty, and staff of Hendrix College. Please feel free to approach him with any questions or concerns that you may have.

    Justin Ashley - 2023.03.13
    Justin Ashley Public Safety Officer (501) 450-7711 ashley@hendrix.edu Public Safety

    Officer Justin Ashley grew up in the Conway area and attended Arkansas State University. He enjoys movies, video games and reading. He lives outside of Conway with his wife and kids. 

    Vanaman, Doug - 2023
    Doug Vanaman Part-Time Public Safety Officer (501) 450-7711 vanamanj@hendrix.edu Public Safety

    Officer Doug Vanaman was born in Greenville, Mississippi and moved to North Little Rock a year later, then to Conway in 1979. He graduated from Conway High School in 1986 and married his high school sweetheart Tammy in 1988. After becoming an EMT in 1992, Doug went to work at the Conway Regional Emergency Response Team as a dispatcher and EMT-Basic. He attended and graduated from the UAMS-CHRP Paramedic program in 1994. He worked as a Firefighter-Paramedic for Conway Fire Department throughout 95' and 96' while working simultaneously as a paramedic for the ERT ambulance service. Doug left the fire service after their only child, Abbigale, was born. He continued to work as a medic while attending UCA from 99' to 03' as a biology major and Apoptosis Research Team member. Doug was accepted to medical school prior to graduating from UCA and attended the College of Medicine until withdrawing prior to his senior year. Doug, Tammy, and Abbigale have since been involved with multiple non-profit and mutual aid groups in support of basic Human Rights, providing food, clothing, and logistical assistance to those struggling with poverty and homelessness. Also providing free security services to events involving marginalized groups. Doug and his family have and continue to avidly pursue outdoor adventure. Including hiking, climbing, canoeing and spelunking.

    Edwards, Amber - 2023
    Amber Edwards Part-Time Public Safety Officer (501) 450-7711 edwardsa@hendrix.edu Public Safety

    Officer Amber Edwards was born in Jonesboro, Arkansas, but was raised primarily in Ogden, Utah.  She has lived in Conway since 2018 with her husband, son and two cats.  When Amber isn’t busy chasing a toddler, she enjoys readinfg, writing, and singing.

    Jackson, Gabriel - 2023
    Gabriel Jackson Public Safety Officer (501) 450-7711 jacksong@hendrix.edu Public Safety

    Officer Gabriel “Gabe” Jackson was raised in Conway and is attending Central Baptist College (CBC), studying a double major of Theology and Psychology. Gabe plays Junior Varsity for the CBC men’s basketball team. Currently he is the Vice President of the Faulkner County 6112 NAACP chapter. Gabe attends Mount Sinai Church. He and his fiancé have been together for three years. He has three children, two daughters and a son. Gabe is also a lead Fitness and basketball trainer at Peak Performance Academy (PPA) here in Conway.

    Moore-Goekler, Aisha - 2023
    Alisha Moore-Goekler Public Safety Officer (501) 450-7711 mooregoekler@hendrix.edu Public Safety

    Officer Moore-Goekler grew up in Quitman, Arkansas. She is a mother of three, and a wife. She loves to read, fish, and spend time with her family. She was a certified nurse’s assistant for six years and is currently in school for a degree in Criminal Justice.

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    Joshua Vanderwall Part-Time Public Safety Officer (501) 450-7711 vanderwall@hendrix.edu Public Safety
    Officer Josh Vanderwall moved to Conway from upstate New York in 2004, quite the change of pace. After the initial culture shock, he graduated from Vilonia High School in 2009 and served six years in the Army Reserves as a Medic and Combat Engineer. Josh worked private security at a local corporation and worked as a seasonal Park Ranger for the Army Corps of Engineers. In 2016, he became a Faulkner County Sheriff's Reserve Unit member and began working part-time as a Public Safety Officer at Hendrix College before becoming a full-time officer in December 2016. In 2019, Josh accepted a full-time position at the Arkansas State Hospital in Little Rock, but remains at Hendrix as a part-time officer. On his off time, he enjoys working on computer hardware, reading fiction and nonfiction, playing PC games, hiking, listening to podcasts, and watching a variety of video content (Netflix, YouTube, Crunchyroll, etc.). Josh's favorite book series is the Song of Ice and Fire series by George RR Martin and favorite television series is Game of Thrones. His favorite film is The Guest starring Dan Stevens.