The Basics of Emergency Management and Preparedness Strategies for Student Unions

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12 Oct

The Basics of Emergency Management and Preparedness Strategies for Student Unions

The Basics of Emergency Management and Preparedness Strategies for Student Unions

Thursday, October 12, 2017 (1:00 PM to 2:00 PM)

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Our nation’s colleges and universities are entrusted to provide a safe and healthy learning environment for students, faculty, staff and community members. However, with the growing number of natural and man-made disasters, this is no easy task. Many of these emergencies occur with little to no warning; therefore, it is critical for institutions of higher education to plan ahead to help ensure the safety and general welfare of all members of the campus community. Emergency preparedness and response on campus is a shared responsibility and this presentation will provide those directly involved with the management of student unions a basic understanding of the emergency management system as well as techniques to prepare frontline employees for emergency response. We will explore the potential roles and responsibilities of student union professionals, as well as those which are delegated to senior university officials and first responders. While general preparedness guidelines may not apply in every emergency, the goal of this session will be to encourage organizations to integrate their own preparedness philosophies with the circumstances of a specific situation.

About the Presenter:
Dr. Joe Lizza is Assistant Director for Campus Center Operations & Programs at Stockton University (NJ). His primary responsibilities include the management of the universities 154,000 square foot Campus Center. This encompasses program development and implementation, strategic planning and budgeting, technology integration, and human resource management. Joe received his undergraduate degree from Monmouth University, his master’s degree in Higher Education Administration and his doctorate in Educational Leadership from Rowan University. Joe has been actively involved with emergency preparedness and response for over sixteen years holding numerous certifications and endorsements. Joe’s knowledge has afforded him several opportunities to publish and present on topics related to his research interests which include organizational culture, campus safety and security, emergency preparedness and management, and the use of technology in higher education. Joe currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA).


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