Updated June 2020  


  Charged with preparation for and management of various levels of crises. The main functions of the Crisis Leadership Team are:  
    • Assessment/Mitigation - Project what might occur, vulnerability assessment, elimination or reduction of the probability of a crisis.
    • Preparation - Develop a response plan to different potential crises.
    • Response - Respond to emergencies and direct emergency resources, plan activation.
    • Recovery and evaluation - Return of conditions to normal or improved levels; assure community well-being; recovery of vital functions; debrief and provide for the evaluation and improvement of the crisis process; reduction of risk of crisis recurrence.


  This Committee has the following authority:   The Crisis Leadership Team structure deviates from the normal lines of authority, and the team is empowered to act decisively on behalf of the institution. These procedures apply to all personnel, buildings, and grounds owned and operated by the University.   The President has the executive authority to execute all portions of this plan. The Provost chairs the team with authority to give direction to the team and make final decisions. Collegiality, collaboration, and consensus are important elements of positive group interaction and communication, but these elements must be balanced with the need to be timely and decisive.   Some campus groups have authority to manage a crisis as it happens until the Crisis Leadership Team takes over. The groups with authority to handle crises initially during an emergency are:  
    • Department of Public Safety
    • Campus Life University) and Student Life (Clerc Center)
    • Facilities Maintenance and Operations


President University
Chief Officer Division of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Provost Academic Affairs
Athletics Director, Sports Communications Athletics
Chief Administrative Officer Clerc Center
Chief Academic Officer Clerc Center
Chief Operating Officer Vice President of Administration and Finance
Chief of Staff, President's Office President's Office
Coordinator, Special Projects Office of the Dean of Student Affairs
Dean, Student Affairs (Vice Chair) Office of the Dean of Student Affairs
Director, Clerc Center Operations Clerc Center
Director, Counseling- Psychological Services Counseling and Psychological Services
Executive Director, Business and Support Services Administration and Finance
Executive Director, Communications University Communications-Public Relations
Executive Director, Gallaudet Technology Services (pending) Gallaudet Technology Services
Director, Facilities Facilities
Director, Gallaudet Interpreting Services Gallaudet Interpreting Services
Director, Public Safety (Chair) Director, Public Safety
Director, Residence Life and Housing Residence Life and Housing
Faculty Governance Representative Faculty Senate
Manager, Clerc Center Employee Development/Deputy Title IX Coordinator Clerc Center
Manager, Executive Communications University Communications-Public Relations
Manager, Risk Management/Insurance (pending) Risk Management/Insurance
Staff Representative Gallaudet Staff Council
Ombudsman Office of Ombuds