Stephen F. Austin State University

Emergency Management Committee

Emergency Management Committee


The Emergency Management Committee (EMC) will analyze the plans designed to respond to emergencies and evaluate their effectiveness for disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery at Stephen F. Austin State University. Scope of Authority

The purview of the Committee is limited to matters that pertain to emergency preparedness, response and recovery.


The Committee is responsible for:

Reporting Structure

The Committee reports through its Chairperson to the VPUA on all matters related to its charge. The VPUA represents, and serves as the liaison to the Executive Group (senior officers) of the university. The overall authority and responsibility for the emergency management plan rest with the Executive Group, which provides support and direction to the Committee. The Chairperson of the EMC will be appointed by the VPUA.

Committee Chair

Marc Cossich - Executive Director of Public Safety and Emergency Management Coordinator

Representation on Committee

The following departments will be represented on the Emergency Management Committee:

The representative from each unit should be a key administrator for the operational area, thereby facilitating timely decisions. Due to the number of operational areas represented, each area is limited to one representative, with one alternate to attend when the regular representative is not available.

Meeting Schedule

The Emergency Management Committee will hold regular monthly meetings, and may meet more often if needed.

Related Policy

(13.8) Emergency Operations Plan