Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 11, 1997

New Warden Appointed

(Columbus) -- Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (DRC) Director Reginald A. Wilkinson has named Robert L. Hurt, Warden of the Southeastern Correctional Institution in Lancaster. The new assignment will be effective upon completion of a standard background investigation.

Hurt has been employed with DRC since 1972, when he began his career as an administrative assistant with the Adult Parole Authority. Most recently he served as the Deputy Warden of Administration at the Pickaway Correctional Institution in Orient.

Mr. Hurt brings a wealth of experience with him to his new position. He has been deputy warden at two institutions, as well as serving as a business administrator and grants manager for DRC.

Hurt holds a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Kentucky. He is a member of several professional organizations.

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For more information, contact the DRC Public Information Office at 614-752-1150.