Evelyn Greenhill

Portrait of officer Evelyn Greenhill in front of a red wall and an industrial clockFeatured this month in our Security Officer Spotlight is Officer Evelyn Greenhill. 

She has been with the UMB community for more than 20 years! When she first came, she was stationed in the dental museum, then the pharmacy school, and then a few other places before finally ending up at the 620 Lexington St. post. She also serves as a mentor for the UMB Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (CURE) program, which prepares sixth- to 12th-grade students in West Baltimore for career opportunities in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), research, and health care fields. Known for her sunny, cheerful disposition and many accomplishments, Officer Greenhill won the UMB Employee of the Month Award in May 2019.

Q&A with Security Officer Evelyn Greenhill

  1. What is the most rewarding aspect of your career?
    • Interacting with people every day because I am a people person.
  2. What made you decide to go into law enforcement?
    • Truthfully, I wanted to be a police officer. My youngest child didn’t want me to become due to safety concerns, so this was the closest thing to working within law enforcement.
  3. What is your greatest achievement on the job?
    • Having become a mentor for the CURE Scholars P0rogram for which I also serve on the Board of Regents
  4. What is your greatest achievement outside of the job?
    • I am a missionary. One of my main purposes is to serve and spread the Word of God.
    • Being the mother of four children.
  5. What is your most memorable event from your job as a security officer?Portrait of officer Evelyn Greenhill in front of a red wall and an industrial clock
    • Interacting with the CURE Scholars.
    • Winning of Employee of the Month after 20 people nominated me! None of the nominations was from Public Safety. That really touched me. Some of the people I was not even really familiar with. You have to be conscious of how you come across and maintain a friendly demeanor because you never who you will touch at the end of the day. It comes with being professional whenever you’re on the clock.
  6. What makes for a great day on the job?
    • Being able to be focused and maintaining a pleasant personality. Smiling. Telling people to have a great day.
  7. What would you say to someone to encourage them to go into law enforcement?
    • If you like helping people, if you like encouraging with people, and interacting with different types of people.
  8. Have you had any mentors in your career? If so, how have they helped?
    • Angela Smith. I travel with her. She has really been an inspiration to my life as far as dealing with aspects on a daily basis.
  9. Where do you see yourself in five to 10 years?