UT Tyler PD Recognizes Peyton Low
September 23, 2008
UT Tyler chief of police Mike Medders (left) and Peyton Low, UT Tyler director of sports information, facilities and operations.
Peyton Low, UT Tyler director of sports information, facilities and operations, was recognized by the UT Tyler police department for outstanding service to the university’s emergency preparedness program.
Low has been volunteering his time, along with Sgt. Heath Cariker, since 2006 on the enhancement of UT Tyler’s plans for emergency situations, and Low played a significant role in the implementation of a layered notification system that will allow for a wider distribution of emergency notifications, development of an updated emergency procedures manual and received training from the U.S. Department for Homeland Security.
His position in the athletic department often requires him to work at least 50 hours operating not only UT Tyler athletic events but also community athletic events that take place on campus. He would then volunteer his free time to the emergency preparedness project, according to Cariker.
“He works all of his hours with athletics, and then he comes in on Saturdays and Sundays. He’s literally finished running tournaments and then come over to work on plans or equipment. It’s been phenomenal. I’ve never seen anybody so dedicated to anything,” said Cariker.