Command Decision Team (CDT)
The CDT is comprised of the President and ECA, the Associate Vice President for Facilities, the Assistant Vice President for Marketing and Communications, the Chief Information Officer and the Director of Public Safety. The Director of Public Safety is responsible for monitoring weather for the University and informing the Vice President for Business Development and Operations (VP-BDO) when a storm is nearing the “alert quadrant.” The VP-BDO will keep the CDT informed of the storm’s progress and call the group together once a storm enters the "alert quadrant,” or sooner if appropriate due to the projected trajectory and/or severity of the impending storm. The CDT will then meet on a regular basis for the purpose of anticipating states of readiness pursuant to the University’s hurricane guidelines. The 'alert quadrant' represents an area that is approximately 1000 miles from the Florida coast, between latitudes 15 and 30, and longitudes 65 and 90. Barry University is located at approximately latitude 25.8 and longitude 80.2. An average storm will travel approximately 250 miles per day so that would give the CDT 3-5 days to react. Decisions made at the CDT would then be promulgated as necessary to the Hurricane Task Force, or directly to the entire campus through all available communications channels.
Hurricane Task Force
Purpose: The Hurricane Task Force is a representative group of the campus community that has responsibility for communicating states of readiness to their areas of responsibility. The task force also provides feedback to the CDT regarding classes, activities and events that may merit special attention during storm activation.
Members: Command Decision Team plus one representative* from each of the following areas:
|Department/Division/School||Primary Member||Alternate Member|
|College of Arts & Sciences||Kimberlee Blecha||Deborah Montague|
|College of Nursing and Health Sciences||Dr. John McFadden||Dr. Claudette Spalding|
|Dining Services||Nick Segretario|
|Department of Information Technology||Hernan Londono||Darrell Duvall||Traci Simpson||William Cabrera|
|ELS Language Centers||Peggy Street||Lisa Domanski|
|Facilities Management||Monica Soto|
|Finance||Nicole Diez||Mercedes Cazco|
|Human Resources||Jennifer Boyd-Pugh|
|Library Services||Rodrigo Castro||Iris Vendettuoli|
|Office of the President||Erica McKinney||Miguel Calvo|
|Public Safety||George Wilhelm||Cherie Knudson|
|Residential Life||Matthew Cameron||Dennis Lue Yat Jennifer Casey Reynaldo Soares|
|School of Professional And Career Education||Ching Poon||Olga Hodge|
|School of Business||Nancy Hauser||Edward Santana|
|School of Education||Estela Azevedo||Joanne Ittillucksatit|
|School of Law||Dr. Leticia Diaz||Glen Collins|
|School of Podiatric Medicine||Valerie Williams||Naeema Britton|
|School of Social Work||Annette Cardoza-McNeal||Mary Conseguera|
|Mission and Student Engagement||Dr. Scott Smith Dr. Maria Alvarez||Dr. Eileen McDonough Eileen Hineline Dr. Anthony Bonta John Moriarty Dr. James Scott Brett Klein|
|University Registrar||Cynthia Chruszczyk||Rick Isrel|
Hurricane Operations Team
Purpose: The following departments comprise the hurricane operations team and are responsible for implementing specific detailed procedures for their individual areas of responsibility to prepare the campus for an imminent threat. Each director may require additional staff under his/her direction to assist in the implementation of the Hurricane Emergency Plan.
Members: Command Decision Team, Physical Plant (maintenance, housekeeping, grounds), Housing & Residence Life, Student Health Services, Student Union Office, Dining Services, DoIT, AIS, and Communications and Marketing, AVP of Operations, BDO.