Edith Hudson in December 2018 became the university’s new police chief.
Hudson has broken several glass ceilings during her 25-year career — as field supervisor in the Milwaukee Police Department’s Tactical Enforcement Unit, as the department’s assistant chief, and now as MUPD chief.
Even so, she says she’s never felt like a trailblazer. “I didn’t do things to be the first African American or the first woman. If I thought I was the best person for the job I applied for it. It did leave me with an overwhelming desire to be perfect. There were a few naysayers that I wanted to quiet, but most of the pressure I put on myself.”
Hudson’s dedication and work ethic can be seen through the impact she’s made in the short time she’s been at Marquette. Whether it’s student safety programs or community policing, Hudson embodies the meaning of cura personalis and service — two core values of the university’s mission.