Safety Services office to be renamed in honor of Bill Myers

Bill Myers marches in the fair parade dressed up as Jake Blues to promote an event at MCCC. (Photo courtesy of Joshua Myers, circa 2009).

The name of the Safety Services office will be changed to pay tribute to the original supervisor Bill Myers, who died Feb. 24.

“The name change is to honor the man that created the original Security Office,” said Charlie Abel, chief of Security. “Originally the campus was patrolled by the Monroe County Sheriff Department and Bill Myers was a liaison assigned to the college for several years.”

“The Bill Myers Safety Services Office” will be the new name of the office.

“Our family is so deeply touched by this tribute,” said Joshua Myers, executive director of the Foundation and Bill Myers’s son.

After 15 years of service, Bill Myers retired from the Sheriff’s office and presented the idea to MCCC that they create their own security staff, Abel said.

Bill Myers retired from MCCC in 2019. (Photo courtesy of Joshua Myers, circa 2019).

“I presented the idea to the college’s administration and then to the Board as a way of memorializing Bill’s efforts to keep and maintain a safe college,” Abel said.

Once the new Safety Services office, was completed Abel said he thought it would be best to include the original supervisor in some way into the changes.

The name above the office will not be changing. Instead, to indicate the change, there will be a plaque commemorating Bill Myers by the door, Abel said.

Abel said all costs for these changes and plaque are coming from private donations.

Joshua Myers said he wants to extend gratitude to Abel, MCCC President Kojo Quartey and the Board of Trustees for renaming the center in his father’s honor.

“Dad loved MCCC,” Joshua Myers said. “He relished the friendships he made with those he worked with, and he enjoyed serving our students.”