News Release

Nicole S. Rowe
Administrative Assistant, Public Relations
320 DuPont Highway
New Castle, DE 19720

Wilmington University to Host Women in Criminal Justice Leadership Seminar

First Female Brigadier General in State is Keynote Speaker

Wilmington University, in partnership with the Delaware Criminal Justice Council, will host the 6th Annual Women in Criminal Justice Leadership Seminar on Tuesday, May 1, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m at the University's New Castle campus. This leadership event will feature keynote speaker Brigadier General Carol A. Timmons, the first female brigadier general in the state, along with other special guests. The event is free and open to the public and female police officers, state troopers, parole officers and court officials from across the area are invited to attend.

Brigadier General Timmons is a trendsetter in a male-dominated field who broke barriers as a lead female pilot in the state. With over 34 years of military service, she has flown C-130 tactical air-lifters, served in Iraq, Bosnia and around the globe, and directed 700 troops to navigate war-torn areas. In 2004 Brigadier General Timmons was inducted into the Delaware Women’s Hall of Fame, as well as the Delaware Aviation Hall of Fame. She received the Bronze Star for bravery for her deployment in Afghanistan in 2008, and in 2011, became the first brigadier general in Delaware. She works both as a commercial pilot for United Airlines and as the Director of the Delaware Air National Guard’s Joint Staff —Air Force and Army.

The University has hosted the Leadership Seminar for six years to promote women's leadership in fields such as judicial services, law enforcement and victim services. This year discussions will focus on:

·      Homeland Security

·      Leadership Development

·      Strategic Planning

·      Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Blacksburg Police Chief Kim Crannis will also offer her speech,  "It Could Happen in Your Community," which provides reflections on her department’s response to the Virginia Tech shootings. Recruiters from federal, state and police agencies from Delaware Maryland, and Pennsylvania will be on site to speak to potential employees. Upon completion of the seminar, attendees will receive a training certificate from the College of Social and Behavioral Science at Wilmington University. Continental breakfast and buffet lunch will be served.

Space is limited! To attend please register by visiting:




Published: Friday, April 20, 2012 - New Castle, DE