Letter from President Dunn
South Dakota State University (SDSU) is committed to providing a safe and secure environment.
Preparedness is a daily activity and a mindset that, when practiced, will help our community
respond nimbly when faced with the unexpected. Over the past few months, University staff
have spent significant time reviewing, updating, and building upon our Emergency
Management Plan (EMP).
Section 1:6 of the South Dakota Board of Regents policy manual assigns the president executive
responsibilities for South Dakota State University. With this designation, I have authorized this
Emergency Management Plan.
The EMP is a guide for emergency management and coordination of all phases of emergency
response in order to minimize the impacts of disasters and incidents, to protect people and
property, and to restore any interruptions to University operations.
The safety of any community is a shared responsibility. This responsibility necessitates that
every member of the SDSU community understands their role in emergency preparedness. I
encourage everyone to review the EMP in order to support colleagues, faculty, students, staff
and visitors should an emergency arise.
Barry H. Dunn