UVa-Wise recognized for emergency preparedness
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise has been
recognized by the Commonwealth of Virginia as one of the state’s top performers
on the annual Institutions of Higher Education Preparedness Assessment.
UVa-Wise received one of the highest scores of any college
or university in Virginia. The IHEPA is a tool Virginia uses to gauge the
overall level of preparedness across state colleges and universities. The
assessment documents how prepared Virginia colleges and universities are in
areas of physical security, continuity of operations planning, information
technology security, document protection human resources preparedness, training
and IHE emergency preparedness.
“UVa-Wise is proactive when it comes to campus safety,”
Chancellor Donna P. Henry said. “It is gratifying that our College has been
recognized by the Commonwealth of Virginia for the hard work our staff, faculty
and students do to prepare for emergency situations.”
The Office of the Secretary of Veteran Affairs and Homeland
Security administers the Governor’s Preparedness Certificate program, an award
for agencies scoring 90 percent or higher on the IHEPA.
“Your institution has been a leader in helping to foster a culture of preparedness across state campuses,” agency Secretary Terrie Suit writes in a letter to UVa-Wise.