The Employees of the Quarter plaque hangs on the first floor of the Public Safety Building on Forbes Avenue.

Each quarter, the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management names an employee that best represents the values of the office and its mission. Among the criteria:

  • The employee has performed an act (or service) for a member of the Pitt community which exemplifies the Business and Operation’s mission to create a positive and memorable experience.
  • The employee has consistently maintained a pattern of work performance that upholds the vision of Business and Operation via national recognition, innovation and/or sparkling service.
  • The employee adheres to department and university policies and procedures.
  • The employee provides courtesy customer service in every situation.   
  • The employee satisfies our mission statement in regards to serving the University community while practicing our core values of integrity, respect, service, and fairness.
  • The employee actively promotes departmental initiatives.
  • The employee consistently contributes ideas, in an effort to improve Public Safety's overall service to students, staff, faculty and the Oakland community.

2022 Employees of the Quarter

Officer Terry Stoudmire, Quarter 4

University of Pittsburgh Police Officer Terry Stoudmire was hired as a Security Guard in 2016 and has since risen through the ranks.

Tina Torquato, Quarter 3

Tina Torquato has been a go-to employee for the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management, serving as the assistant to Vice Chancellor Ted Fritz, working the front desk at the Public Safety Building and filling so many other roles.

ISD Project Lead Technician Mark Waechter, Quarter 2

Mark Waechter started at the University of Pittsburgh as a guard in 2014 and worked at BST3, Western Psych, and Trees Hall. He transitioned to a technician with the Integrated Security Department in 2019, where he worked alongside the senior techs with installations and service. 

Lieutenant Daniel Dunn, Quarter 1

The Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management proudly awards, Lieutenant Dan Dunn, the first Employee of the quarter for the 2022 year.