SPOTLIGHT: Tracie Bogus

During her time as manager of Police Records and Clery Act Compliance, Tracie Bogus has learned that every day will bring a new challenge.


At UPPS, Bogus oversees the Records Office and the production of all mandatory reporting under the Clery Act, incident report compliance and all additional reporting and data analysis. While she works out of University Park, her work spans 23 campuses.


“Remaining in compliance with the Clery Act is important, as federal funding for the University depends on it,” Bogus said. “My job is to ensure we have the necessary processes in place to be in compliance.”


When asked what she enjoys most about working for UPPS, Bogus cites the people she works with every day.


“My co-workers make my job more interesting,” Bogus said. “Each day will be different from the last.”


Bogus has a long history working for police. She started her career with the State College Police Department where she worked for 12 years before accepting a position in the University Park records office in 2000. She became manager of the Records Office in 2008 and compliance was added to her responsibilities in 2015.


During this time, Bogus decided to complete her undergraduate studies at Penn State and graduated in 2012 with a degree in organizational leadership. She completed her degree while working full time and raising two children. Her son graduated in 2012 with her.


When not at work, Bogus volunteers at Penns Valley Youth Center. Additionally, she is an active member in her church community and enjoys spending time with her husband, children and two dogs, Beau and Kita.


“Beau and Kita have become our ‘babies’ now that our real babies have left the house,” Bogus said. “I couldn’t give up the nurturing completely.”