Marquette’s top cop has been ringing out Ahoya for a long time
Edith Hudson has only been chief of the Marquette University Police Department for a month, but she and her family have been Marquette men’s basketball fans for over a decade. The Gary, Indiana, native and former assistant chief for the Milwaukee Police Department has called the Brew City home for nearly 40 years, and she’s now a proud member of the Marquette community, as she leads more than 80 MUPD officers to protect the safety and security of the university’s students, faculty, staff and neighbors.
Edith took a few moments recently to sit down with Marquette Today to talk a bit about her family, love of college hoops and which student club she could use some help from.
Hometown: I moved to Milwaukee from Gary, Indiana, when I was 10 years old. I graduated from Custer High School.
Family: I have two sons, Andrew (30) and Jonathan (18). My boyfriend, Paul, is also an important member of my family.
Hobbies and interests: College basketball, track and field, traveling and spending time with my family.
Favorite movies: The Harry Potter series.
Heroes: My mother, who sacrificed so much to provide me with everything I’ve needed to develop into the woman I am today.
Favorite quotes/mottos: “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” —Matthew 19:26
Currently reading: Accelerate: Building Strategic Agility for a Faster Moving World, by John Kotter.
Favorite vacation spots: Southern California.
Biggest career learning experience: The experiences that have impacted me most profoundly are those involving the value and power of teamwork. I have been fortunate to have worked with incredibly talented and creative people throughout my career. This continues to be my experience with my new team at MUPD. I am proud of them and appreciate their dedication to our mission.
Fun facts: When I was a little girl, Wonder Woman was my favorite television show. I will run a half-marathon this summer, I love hot yoga and I want to learn to play chess. Perhaps one of the Chess Club members will volunteer to teach me! Also, my family and I have regularly attended Marquette men’s basketball games for the past 14 years.