Messiah University’s Crisis Management Team is organized into four teams which are assigned specific duties of crisis resolution. The team has been intentionally structured to include many individuals who have key decision-making authority for the University.
The Crisis Management Team is comprised of the following representatives:
Crisis Controller/Incident Commander
Vice President for Operations or Vice President for Human Resources and Compliance
Immediate Response Team
Chair: Director of Safety and Dispatch Services
Chairs: Director of Facility Services and Director of Conference and Event Services
Campus Affairs Team
Chairs: Dean of Students/Vice Provost and Vice President for Human Resources and Compliance
Team Assistants: Associate Dean of Students and Assistant Director of Human Resources
Public Information Team
Chair: Executive Director of Marketing and Communications/Special Assistant to the President for Communication
Team Assistant: Director of Communications
It is also understood that, depending on the situation, the University may need to work in partnership with outside agencies and law enforcement. The University will delegate authority as necessary and in keeping with the best interests of our campus community.