Saturday, July 28, 2012

HBCUs: Why Not an HS\EM Curriculum

Please pass this message forward to our HBCUs.

The Emergency Management Institute (EMI), in partnership with the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHI-HBCU), is hosting the E390 Integrating Emergency Management Education into Your Institution By-Invitation. This course was formerly titled, "Emergency Management Planning, Preparedness, Training and Education for Colleges and Universities." The desired outcome and single focus of the new course is to achieve a more diverse population of emergency management (EM) professionals who reflect the communities in which they live and work.

This 2-day course is targeted for Historically Black Colleges and University (HBCU) Department Chairs of EM-related disciplines such as sociology, geography, public administration, or psychology. The primary goal of the workshop is to assist TCUs by providing information about EM and the benefits and resources available for integrating EM course offerings. It is an interactive workshop focused on creating an action plan to be applied within each participant’s academic department. Participants will discuss issues surrounding minority and minority-serving institutions of higher education and will begin the process of identifying and overcoming institutional roadblocks to increasing their schools’ EM-related offerings.

The course will be held on the campus of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Emergency Training Center (NETC) in Emmitsburg, Maryland – about 75 miles northwest of Washington, DC.

The course is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. on Thursday, September 27, and conclude at 5 p.m. on Friday, September 28,

DHS Employee Elected to Prominent Post in Prestigious National Organization

FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2012

-Posted by Public Affairs 

The Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Dr. Cedric Alexander, Federal Security Director at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, was recently elected 2nd Vice President to the National Organization for Black Law Enforcement (NOBLE). This is the first time a Department of Homeland Security employee has held this distinctive honor.

Dr. Alexander, who celebrates five years with TSA this September, is also a 10-year member of NOBLE. He was sworn in at NOBLE’s 36th Annual Conference and Exhibition in Little Rock, Arkansas. As a Federal Security Director with TSA, Dr. Alexander works in partnership with federal, state and local law enforcement partners to secure our nation’s transportation system. In his role as 2nd Vice President, Dr. Alexander will further his collaboration with the law enforcement community by working with NOBLE’s committees and initiatives to ensure the organization’s mission and objectives move forward.

“I am extremely honored to have been elected into this position,” said Dr. Alexander. “NOBLE is a tremendous organization with an expansive network of law enforcement and security professionals. I look forward to representing TSA in my new role.”

Founded in 1976, NOBLE’s 57 chapters and 4,000 members span across the nation and include members of the law enforcement and criminal justice communities. The organization’s mission is “to ensure equity in the administration of justice in the provision of public service to all communities, and to serve as the conscience of law enforcement by being committed to justice by action.”