Concordia University Wisconsin is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Kenneth Harris, Jr. to the City of Milwaukee’s Safety and Civic Commission. The 18-member panel was created in 2017 and includes three members appointed by the Mayor of Milwaukee and 15 members appointed by Council members (one per aldermanic district).


Harris, a resident of Sherman Park in Milwaukee, was appointed by Alderman Russel Stamper, II.

Harris recently retired as a Lieutenant of the Milwaukee Police Department where he served the citizens of Milwaukee for nearly 25 years.  At Concordia, Harris is program director for the university’s Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and Administration program and chairs the Justice and Public Policy program.

“It’s an honor to serve the citizens of Milwaukee once again,” says Harris. “I’m proud to offer my experience both personally and professionally to help make Milwaukee a better place to live and work.”

The goal of the Safety and Civic Commission is to improve the quality of life in Milwaukee by improving safety and addressing citywide problems through effective, targeted public education, and public information efforts. The Commission deals with issues including traffic safety, education achievement, drug safety, and littering.

For more information about Concordia’s Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and Administration visit OLA.

— Lisa Liljegren is assistant vice president of strategic communications within the Office of Strategy and University Affairs.

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