MARION T. HALEY (VANDERGRIFT), Instructor of Criminal Justice, has been at Campbell since 2014 as a part-time and now full-time faculty member. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from North Carolina Central University, and Master of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati. She began her career with the SBI in October 1986, attending the 18th SBI Special Agent Academy. Throughout her career, she was assigned to the Northern Piedmont District, the Diversion Environmental Crimes Unit, Training and Investigative Support Section, Intelligence and Technical Services and the Research and Planning Section. In 2002, she was promoted to Assistant Special Agent in Charge in the Training Section and assigned oversight of the SBI Academy, Special Agent Career Development Training Program, and Special Agent Field Training Program, In-Service Training for both sworn and non-sworn personnel and the SBI Recruitment and Internship Program. She is a certified general instructor, EEOI adjunct trainer and certified DDI instructor. In January 2007, she was assigned at the Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Criminal Intelligence Unit, Special Services Unit and Information Analysis and Sharing Center. Agent Vandergrift joined the Career Services and Law Enforcement Programs Section in August 2007, as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge/Accreditation Manager. As the agency’s Accreditation Manager, the Bureau achieved its fifth reaccredited in March 2009, receiving Flagship status and in March 2012, received Meritorious Accreditation for fifteen years of continuous accreditation compliance. She is an Assessor for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, conducting nationwide assessments of member law enforcement agencies. In January 2014, Agent Vandergrift was promoted to Special Agent in Charge of the Career Services and Law Enforcement Programs Section, with oversight of the SBI Human Resources Section, Recruiting and Internship Program, Accreditation and Research and Planning.
Agent Vandergrift has served as an Adjunct Professor at Campbell and Saint Augustine’s University, where she taught Criminal Law, Criminal Investigations, Victimology and Juvenile Justice. She is a runner, jazz enthusiast and mother of two.