Asst. Vice President
Robert F. (Bob) Lang, CPP, is the Assistant Vice President for Strategic Security and Safety at Kennesaw State University.
He was formerly the Director of Homeland Security at Georgia Tech for 3 years where he also was the Director of Research Security for 14 additional years. He came to Georgia Tech from the Lockheed Corporation where he was the Plant Protection Manager from 1980-1988. Prior to Lockheed he was with the FBI in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Bob has a Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Criminal Justice and is a graduate of the Lockheed Emory and Georgia Tech Management Institutes.
As the AVP for Strategic Security and Safety, Bob has lead his dynamic team of professionals in creating a state of the art “layered” approach to Emergency Response and Recovery for Kennesaw State University. This has been recognized by numerous magazines and articles in the security arena on leading with this effort.
Bob is the author of many articles on security technology as well as his experiences with the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, Goodwill Games in 1994 in St. Petersburg, Russia, the World University Games in 1995, Buffalo, NY and the Atlanta Olympic Games in 1996 where he was the head security planner for the Olympic Village on Georgia Tech’s campus. Bob created the first ever project management guideline for security and tactical response by law enforcement supporting the campus. He also devised the “Research Zone” concept to enable the continuation of research operations on campus during the Games. As a result of these experiences, Bob has had the opportunity to provide “best practices” for many of the follow-on Games such as Beijing, Athens and Sydney along with the Chicago Bid effort.