Campus Safety magazine has announced Rock Hill Schools’ Kevin Wren as the national Director of the Year in the K-12 category. The leading facility safety magazine recognizes outstanding campus public safety, security and emergency management leaders and the effective policies, procedures and technologies they use to protect their organizations.

Wren, who serves as the Director of Risk, Safety, and Emergency Management, was selected from 10 finalists that were named earlier this year. While attending a campus safety conference in Washington, D.C. this week, he was announced as the national winner during the 9th annual Campus Safety Director of the Year awards program. Wren and Rock Hill Schools’ safety program will be featured in Campus Safety magazine and its online site,, this fall.

Under his leadership, Rock Hill Schools has rolled out a district-wide online safety training system that led to an 18 percent decrease in accidents and claims. Wren has spearheaded more than $5 million in security-driven capital improvements involving structural upgrades for access control, visitor management, video surveillance, digital radios, and fencing. He has also developed and delivered an emergency management planning system with role-specific and site-specific components, quick reference guides and comprehensive scenario protocols.