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Robert Casey
Class of 1980

Board of Trustees approves the naming of the Robert Casey Cybercriminology and Intelligence Analysis Laboratory

Enhancing Security Career Fields

The Indiana State University’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved the naming of the Robert Casey Cybercriminology and Intelligence Analysis Laboratory. The room (HH009) in Holmstedt Hall will forever recognize a $100,000 gift by Robert Casey that establishes the Robert Casey Securing our Future Scholarship, which supports students in the School of Criminology and Security Studies interested in pursuing a career in public service, corporate, or private security services.

Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Christopher Olsen: “We are so pleased that the Board of Trustees approved the renaming of the Robert Casey Cybercriminology and Intelligence Analysis Laboratory. Students are able to access critical educational tools in the lab, and it helps us prepare them to fill so many critical positions in the twenty-first century economy. Trustee Casey has long- supported our School of Criminology and Security Studies, coming to campus and meeting with students, helping them find internship and research opportunities, and mentoring them as they start and progress through their careers. It’s hard to think of a more engaged, dedicated alumnus, and we are so grateful to Trustee Casey for all of his work on behalf of ISU and particularly our students.”

Casey, who also serves as the Chair of the BOT, founded this scholarship to support ISU students pursuing a career in the criminal justice system, national security community, or U.S. intelligence. He adds that his hope is the education afforded will produce a graduate who understands the importance of these institutions in the American democracy and enhance the professionalism in the security career fields.

Casey is a 1980 Indiana State graduate with an extensive security career. After serving as an officer in Houston, Texas, he served as an FBI agent for 25 years across the United States, including Phoenix, Chicago, Miami, Washington D.C., and Dallas. After retiring from the FBI in 2012, he worked at Eli Lilly and Company in Indianapolis as the head of global security. Casey was named one of the most influential people in security by Security Magazine; he received the Presidential Rank Award of Meritorious Executive for his work with the FBI and won the Police Officer of the Year Award by Houston PD.