After requesting to return to his former position, Dennis Franks will be rehired as director of campus safety and police.

As Elon News Network reported in early May, Franks resigned to become vice president of protective services at Bank of America. His last day as police chief was May 31.

Franks asked for his job back, and after "careful discussion and deliberation," the university decided to rehire him, according to an email sent to faculty and staff from Gerald Whittington, senior vice president for business, finance and technology, and Bob Shea, associate vice president for business, finance and technology.

During his farewell reception, according to the email, Franks "remarked on the high quality of people who work here and the wonderful sense of community we all enjoy."

"That culture was something that he really didn't want to leave," the email said.

Bank of America would not comment on Franks.

Franks will resume as university police chief July 2.