June 10, 2023

UMW Scores Highly in State Assessment

UMW received high marks in the sixth annual statewide assessment of emergency preparedness measures. In the assessment, UMW received perfect scores for its physical security initiatives, information technology security measures, document protection, fire safety and campus warning systems for an overall score of 98 out of 100.

“This is a team effort on behalf of the University Emergency Management and Safety staff,” said Ruth Lovelace, director of Emergency Management and Safety. “The administration and community of UMW have always taken emergency preparedness seriously and provided support needed both in preparations and response.”

The Office of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security administers the Preparedness Assessment to state agencies and institutions of higher education each year. The assessment measures the overall level of preparedness in the following major areas of emphasis: physical security, continuity of operations planning, information technology security, document protection, human resources preparedness, training, and interoperable communications.

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.