2010 International Alumni Achievement Award

Datuk Kamaruddin ("Dean") Mohd Ismail
Datuk Kamaruddin ("Dean") Mohd Ismail

Western Illinois University graduate Datuk Kamaruddin ("Dean") Mohd Ismail, business development director and senior lecturer in security management at Saito College, Malaysia, has been named the recipient of the 2010 WIU International Alumni Achievement Award. Ismail was recognized Saturday, December 18 at the Fall 2010 Commencement Exercises.

The International Alumni Achievement Award is presented to an international alumnus/na in recognition of outstanding contributions to any of the following: exceptional accomplishment in one's chosen field of endeavor; exceptional service in community affairs at the local, state or national levels; or exceptional service in support of the advancement and continued excellence of WIU.

Ismail, the ex-deputy commissioner of police, received his bachelor's degree in business from WIU in 1979 and his master's in law enforcement from Western in 1981. He has served as senior general manager, security and safety, Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhand (MAHB) since 2004. Prior to that appointment, he was general manager for security and safety for three years, and was general manager of Malaysia Airports Technologies for one year.

Ismail has also worked as senior general manager of operations at MAHB. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the K.L. Airport Hotel for the Pan Pacific KL International Airport, of the MAB Agriculture and of Malaysia Airports. He is a member of the National Security Committee and chair of the Sepang International Circuit Procurement Committee. Ismail also serves as a consultant to Khazanah Nasional Berhad on security for Iskandar Development Region Project. He has 34 years of experience serving the Royal Malaysian Police at district, state and headquarters levels. These years of experience covered criminal investigation, special branch, traffic, narcotics, training, lecturing, research and planning and he held various command posts.

While in the police service, he was appointed as a part-time lecturer at the National University Malaysia. Ismail has completed two-year course work for a Ph.D. program in Criminal Justice System in the United States.

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