To develop and administer a comprehensive emergency management program to encompass the five physical WSU campuses, as well as research stations and Extension sites throughout the state. This program works in partnership with academic colleges and departments, operating divisions and units, and the staff, faculty and students of WSU in cooperation with federal, state and local jurisdictions to protect the safety of students, faculty, staff, visitors & animals; to safeguard critical infrastructure, facilities, environment, essential records & research; and to resume operations as soon as practicable.
Values and Goals:
To take a look further into the Washington State University Office of Emergency Management’s Values and Goals, please see our Strategic Plan.
Emergency management functions in many forms have taken place at WSU for many years. Efforts by the Public Safety Office, Environmental Health and Safety, Business and Finance and other departments and units established the groundwork for current emergency management functions. In 2004 it was determined an office and personnel specifically dedicated to the tasks associated with effective emergency management for an institution of the scale and scope of WSU was needed. The Emergency Management unit was established under the Division of Business and Finance to address the increasing needs of WSU to meet accepted standards for emergency planning, response, recovery, and mitigation throughout the University’s statewide presence.
|NAME||PHONE||AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY|
|Bill Gardner||335-4484 or 8548||Director of Public Safety and Chief of the WSU Police Department|
|Director of The Office of Emergency Management
Emergency Management Coordinator
|WSU Pullman Emergency Response Unit Directors|
|Bill Gardner||335-8548||Chief, WSU Police Department|
|Tom Ambrosi||335-1642||Director, IT Communication and Network Services|
|Rey McGehee||335-6763||Assistant RSO, Radiation Safety Office|
|Craig Cole||335-9000||Executive Director, Facility Operations|
|Dwight Hagihara||335-3051||Director, Environmental Health and Safety Office|
|Regional Campus Emergency Management Contacts|
Jonathan Schad firstname.lastname@example.org
|(509) 358-7991||Director of Facilities Operations|
Dave Stephenson email@example.com
|(360) 546-9004||Lieutenant/Manager Department of Public Safety and Police Services|
Scott Tomren firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheryl Blackburn email@example.com
|Environmental Health & Safety Coordinator