Morgan State University officials said Saturday they have promoted campus police Chief Adrian J. Wiggins to the new post of chief public safety officer, in which he will explore changes to campus safety and emergency management systems.
The move comes two months after a student was accused of dismembering a family friend and eating his heart and some of his brain.
University President David Wilson said the new post will involve issues such as security of university laboratories, pedestrian traffic on the campus and relations with nearby neighborhoods. The university will soon begin a search for a new police chief, he said.
Wilson said the change was not in response to the case of Alexander Kinyua, the man accused of cannibalism. Months before, university officials had flagged Kinyua for alarming behavior.