University of Vermont

Office of Emergency Management

Unit COOPs

Unit Continuity-of-Operations Planning

For UVM to be successful in responding to any emergency, training, cross-unit coordination, and proactive planning must occur throughout the University. The President and Provost have therefore asked Deans and Vice Presidents to oversee the completion of unit-continuity-of-operations plans (COOPs) for each academic and administrative unit in their area of responsibility no later than September 15, 2009. Units are expected to take appropriate preparedness and mitigation measures within existing resources. These unit-level plans will lay out how each college, school, department, facilty, or other unit will continue to provide essential functions with lower staffing levels, fewer supplies, and social distancing measures in place. 

COOP Templates (PDF files; open in Adobe Reader v9)


Unit COOP Representatives

Each Dean and Vice President has designated a continuity-of-operations planning representative as part of the University’s pandemic planning efforts.

  • Agriculture & Life Sciences – Skip Fanus
  • Arts and Sciences – Lise Larose
  • Business – Nicole Chittenden
  • Continuing Education – Cathi Cody-Hudson
  • Development – Mark Metivier
  • Diversity & Equity – Diane Gaboriault
  • Education & Social Services – Susan Comerford
  • Engineering & Mathematical Sciences – Dan Harvey
  • Enrollment Management – Chris Lucier
  • Extension – Gary Deziel
  • Federal, State & Community Relations – Joe Speidel
  • Finance & Enterprise Services – Al Turgeon
  • Honors College – Patty Redmond
  • Legal Affairs & General Counsel – Lucy Singer
  • Libraries – Peter Blackmer
  • Medicine – Maura Randall
  • Nursing and Health Sciences – Burt Wilcke
  • President – Gary Derr
  • Provost – Kerry Castano
  • Research & Graduate Studies – Dan Harvey
  • Rubenstein School - Shari Halik, Yolanda Jordan
  • Student & Campus Life – Annie Stevens

Last modified April 13 2010 08:52 AM