Emergency Management is involved before, during and after emergencies and disasters. Ideally, we strive to prevent emergencies from occurring, but that can be unrealistic. At best, we can mitigate the negative impacts of emergencies by taking deliberate actions. However, we spend a vast majority of our time in preparedness activities. We collaborate with campus partners to develop emergency plans; we conduct drills and exercises; we engage in outreach activities to promote awareness of various emergencies and share strategies for personal safety. When emergencies and disasters do strike, Emergency Management serves as the coordination body for the University. We continue coordinating activities through Continuity and generally transition to another body for long-term recovery.
To create a safe and resilient University community
To develop, promote and implement initiatives and practices that enable the University community to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to and recover from all hazards and threats
Teresa A. Chapman
Emergency Management Coordinator
Emergency Management Specialist