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Wayne Southerland

1015 Ellingson Hall
Community Patrol Officer

Wayne Southerland serves the RIT community as the Public Safety Department Residence Hall Community Patrol Officer. Born and raised in Rochester, NY, he received the Urban League Black Scholarship, and a PSAT National Merit Scholarship. While studying Political Science and Afro-American Literature, Wayne volunteered at the Genesee Street Boys and Girls Club in Rochester. He joined the Public Safety Department in 1991 and has worked in a variety of roles within the department. Wayne has a total of 26 years public safety experience​. He has held positions in the Leadership team for over a decade during his career, and he holds the role of the Coordinator of Diversity Initiatives, since, 2011.