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Dr. Molly Sween

Chair, Department of Criminal Justice

Weber State University


Please help us welcome, Dr. Molly Sween, the current chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at Weber State University.

Sween holds a PhD in Sociology. Her training was heavily focused on criminological theory and social inequality. She loves teaching and doing research that merges her two areas of expertise. Sween has been a faculty adviser for the past 5 years, and she enjoys helping students navigate the criminal justice curriculum and figure out what career opportunities are available to them after graduation.

Committed to student success, Sween is grateful for the 10-07 Fund as it benefits many Weber State Students interested in a career in law enforcement.

Sween is a native Iowan who has called Utah home since 2011 when she moved here to work at Weber State University. In her spare time, she enjoys playing with her daughters (ages 8 and 6) and considers them her greatest accomplishment.




Director of WSU Law Enforcement Academy Retires

Six years ago, as I sat and contemplated the loss of my son Toby Candilora, I asked myself, “How can we honor his memory?” He had been gone for over four years. I closed my eyes and imagined that he was sitting next to me, and I asked him, “What would you want us to do?” Knowing his passion for law enforcement, I felt inspired to call Weber State University and inquire about a scholarship for the Law Enforcement Academy.

I spoke with Director Jack Rickards, and he explained that there had never been a scholarship in the Academy. We agreed to meet. At that meeting, we forged a wonderful working relationship. We organized a Toby Candilora WSU Law Enforcement Scholarship. To date, we have endowed the scholarship as well as awarded thirteen (13) scholarships. This has been made possible because of Jack’s commitment to the Academy, his knowledge of law enforcement, and a partnership that has meant so much to our 10-07 Charitable Fund non-profit organization.

Jack recently announced his retirement. While we are excited for his and Margaret’s new Idaho adventure, we will miss his supporting tutelage that we have never taken for granted. Jack and Margaret, I hope that you know how much both of you will be missed! Thank you for sharing our vision and helping us honor Toby’s memory, and in the process, give back to our community. Your undying support over the years has meant more than you will ever know!

All the best,

Robyn Jones and extended 10-07 Charitable Fund Family and Friends