Auburn, Ala. -- Auburn University recently announced that they have named FBI supervisory special agent Kelvin F. King to be their next executive director of campus safety and security. He will begin this position on Oct. 1. 

“Kelvin has extensive law enforcement experience and he will provide outstanding leadership in keeping our campus safe,” said Steven Leath, the university's president. “He has lived and worked in our community for much of his career and is highly respected among law enforcement agencies.”

King has plans to retire from the FBI this coming month after over 27 years of service, 14 of which were spent in the Auburn/Opelika office. During his time at the Auburn/Opelika office, King worked as the senior resident agent, holding responsibilities such as overseeing day-to-day operations and helping to guide agents in their investigations.

“Auburn is a great institution in a wonderful community,” said King. “I look forward to working with the Campus Safety and Security staff to provide a safe campus for Auburn’s students and employees.”

King will be arriving from the Mobile FBI office, a Montgomery satellite office, where he has worked since 2013. At this office, King currently oversees the division's counterintelligence, cyber and computer analysis response team efforts, covering all over Southern and Middle Alabama. These areas include 36 counties and over 2.5 million residents.

King has also served as a special agent in the FBI's Washington D.C. Inspection Division. Throughout his lengthy career at the FBI, King has gotten several letters of commendation from state and local law enforcement agencies, in addition to letters from the FBI director's office.

“Kelvin has a long standing relationship with the Auburn Police Division. His experience will be a great addition to the Campus Safety and Security team," said Paul Register, chief of the Auburn Police Division. "He’s a great fit for Auburn University."