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  • Emergency Response Team

    The university's Emergency Response Team will mobilize immediately when a crisis occurs and develop a coordinated response.

    Members, duties, and responsibilities of the Emergency Response Team are as follows:

    Team Member Responsibilities
    Executive Vice President (chair) Coordinates the Emergency Response Team; defines the beginning and the end of an emergency condition; adds resources as necessary to the emergency condition; implements purchasing to provide emergency funding.
    Provost Determines the implications of the emergency for the academic program; communicates as needed with deans; determines notifications to faculty regarding classes.
    Senior Vice President for Student Services Assesses and advises on the severity of student crises; manages emergencies affecting students; coordinates information with housing staff.
    Vice President and Chief of Staff (President's Office) Represents the Presidents in planning response; communicates as needed wit other senior staff.
    Vice President for Communications and External Affairs communicates with media, updates web advisory page, creates emergency signage and information sheets.
    Vice President for Human Resources Communicates as needed with employees; manages radio announcements of emergencies; communicates with union officials.
    Vice President for Information Technology Assesses effect of emergency on systems; determines actions needed; develops workarounds; places announcements on campus network.
    Director of Executive Administration (EVP's Office) Notifies members of the response team; coordinates meetings of the team; assists security with record keeping.
    Director of Security Identifies emergency conditions and begins notifications; assures initial on-site command and control of emergency response; maintains emergency logs; requests assistance from outside city agencies as required; coordinates evacuation of personnel and needed.
    Associate Vice President of Design and Construction/Director of Facilities Manages facilities operations; interfaces with contractors as needed; examines facilities/structures.

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