A comprehensive emergency management program prepares the university community for all hazards and threats, and promotes disaster resilience.
The mission of the Office of Emergency Management is to prepare the CCU community for all hazards and threats by facilitating the coordination and integration of a comprehensive emergency management program. The overall program is coordinated among all University departments as well as local, state and federal agencies.
Emergency Management monitors the weather for impending hazardous conditions that may affect the campus and activates the Emergency Operations Center to coordinate response and recovery efforts for large-scale emergencies/disasters. Additionally, the Emergency Management director provides the president, the Emergency Management Executive Group, and the Emergency Management Team with situation briefings and facilitates discussions to determine the emergency operations direction, priorities and strategies.
Emergency Management leads the University’s emergency planning initiatives and maintains the CCU Emergency Operations Framework. The University’s mitigation program is administered through the Office of Emergency Management to include obtaining federal approval for the CCU All-Hazards Mitigation Plan and coordinating mitigation projects for the campus.
Emergency Management also plays an integral role in providing preparedness information for the University community; organizing all-hazards training and exercises for students, faculty and staff; and planning/hosting hazard awareness educational events on campus that emphasize the importance of personal preparedness.
Carissa A. Medeiros
Director of Emergency Management
Emergency Management Office
Coastal Science Center, Suite 177
301 Allied Drive
P.O. Box 261954
Conway, SC 29528-6054