Homeland Security Chooses Texas A&M for Pilot Program

By: Texas A&M
By: Texas A&M

COLLEGE STATION, April 2, 2013 – Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today announced the selection of Texas A&M University to participate in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Campus Resilience Pilot Program (CR Pilot). Texas A&M will join six other colleges and universities nationwide to help develop and pilot an emergency preparedness and resilience planning program, facilitated by community engagement, local stakeholders, campus leadership and students.

“Texas A&M University will serve as a valuable partner in our efforts to help colleges and universities prepare for, respond to, and recover from crisis and emergency situations,” said Secretary Napolitano. “Through its work with DHS, Texas A&M will help us further develop best practices, resources and tools needed to assist campus communities nationwide in their resilience and emergency planning processes.”

The CR Pilot will emphasize the importance of DHS’ Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) “Whole Community” approach to planning and resilience efforts, and will highlight the needs of various student populations. The program will bring together school officials, students and members of the local community to discuss new, innovative approaches to campus resilience and emergency planning, and will build upon Texas A&M’s existing efforts in this area.

DHS’s selection of Texas A&M to participate in the CR pilot program
follows the announcement last month of Texas A&M President R. Bowen Loftin being selected to serve as vice chair of the Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council (HSAAC). The HSAAC, comprised of prominent university presidents and academic leaders, is charged with advising Secretary Napolitano and senior leadership at DHS on several key issues.

Loftin said Chris Meyer, the university’s assistant vice president for security and safety, will coordinate Texas A&M’s activities as they relate to the university’s participation in the new program.
The CR Pilot is a joint initiative of and is supported by DHS’ FEMA, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Student and Exchange Visitor Program, and the Office of Academic Engagement.

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