To establish the line of administrative authority and assign necessary functions in order to administer university operations in the event of an emergency.
In the absence or lack of availability of the President, emergency management authority shall be delegated to the next available individual in the line of administrative authority. Emergency management priorities are minimizing injuries to personnel and students, minimizing damage to university property and returning to normal operations as soon as possible.
Line of Administrative Authority
- Executive Vice President and Provost
- Vice President for Student Affairs
- Vice President for Administration and Financial Services
- Vice President for University Advancement
- Special Assistant to the President for Board and Governmental Relations
- Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
- Dean of Students
The President's Office will identify the officer of the University with emergency authority.
Public Safety: Public Safety will operate according to its emergency protocol.
Communication: The Assistant Vice President for Marketing and Public Relations and/or designee is responsible for informing both the university and local community concerning the emergency and will have direct access to all levels of management dealing with the emergency.
Emergency Headquarters: The Public Safety Office will establish and maintain a headquarters location for handling emergencies. The location will be equipped to enable staff to be in contact with university personnel and mutual aid organizations. Access lines should be dedicated so that essential communication will be readily available. Any necessary relocation of headquarters will be communicated by the responsible Public Safety Officer and the responsible administrator.
7.03 Bomb Threats policy
President's Cabinet approved, 2/08/99