Emergency Management Team

President of the University

In the event of an emergency situation, the University President has ultimate responsible for authorizing all critical decisions related to the emergency. The president also acts as the official spokesperson for the University unless another person is designated to fill that role. In the event that the president is unavailable at the time of the emergency, the executive vice president, who leads the Emergency Management Team, will act in the president’s absence until the emergency has passed or the president is available.

Emergency Management Team

The North Park Emergency Management Team guides the institutional response in the event of an emergency situation. The team reports to the president of the University, and is convened and led by the executive vice president. It meets periodically to review emergency management and communications plans and update information as needed.

The University Emergency Management Team consists of the following:

  • Executive Vice President
  • Vice President, Enrollment and Marketing
  • Provost and/or designated Dean(s)
  • Vice President, Student Engagement
  • Director, Campus Security
  • Director, Physical Plant
  • Director, University Marketing and Communications
  • Director, Human Resources
  • Director, Information Technology
  • Dean of Students, Seminary
  • Director of Student Administrative Services Emergency Communications Team

One of the most important aspects of an emergency response is the communication of the situation to audiences important to the University. It is the responsibility of the Emergency Communications Team to:

  • Establish a center of control for information about the emergency.
  • Disseminate timely and accurate information about the emergency to various audiences connected to the University including students, faculty, staff, Board of Trustees, media, parents, general public, and alumni.
  • Limit the negative impact and long-term public relations damage related to the emergency situation.

The Emergency Communications Team is convened by the vice president for enrollment and marketing and includes:

  • President’s Senior Administrative Team
  • Director, University Marketing and Communications
  • Director, of Admission
  • Director, Student Administrative Services

All emergency communications are to be channeled through the Office of University Marketing and Communications in consultation with the Office of the President and the Emergency Communications Team in a timely and straightforward manner.

Emergency Preparedness Team

It is equally important to have a team that actively prepares the campus people and property for a potential emergency. The executive vice president, the director of physical plant, and the director of campus security have key roles in assuring that the University is prepared for emergencies.

This team is convened as necessary by the vice president. This team may plan emergency simulations from time-to-time to assess the readiness of the campus’ response to potential emergencies. Others will be invited to join this team depending upon the specific readiness issue under consideration.

North Park University Campus Security Emergency Management Responsibility