Good afternoon Colleagues,
Hope that you are doing great! I am pleased to have the opportunity to introduce and share information on the National Council for Emergency Management and Homeland Security (NCEMHS) organization today. We have a variety of new and exciting emergency management, homeland security, cybersecurity, and campus preparedness/school safety programs and initiatives forthcoming. For example, we look forward to the completion and implementation of a state-wide career pathway in these critical subjects areas in California at all levels of education in place shortly. Additionally, we look forward to shifting our growth and emphasis towards the enhanced preparedness and increased readiness of national and international key partners and major stakeholders in the coming days.
The organizational overview, vision, and mission statements are found at: http://ncemhs.blogspot.com/2016/09/ncemhs-overview-vision-statement.html
We are putting out a Call to Serve for NCEMHS Policy and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) across many areas of expertise within the scope of the EM-HS-Cyber enterprise corresponding to organizational member interests and activities. SMEs will serve as the backbone of our activities as we collaborate and partner with the public, private, and non-government organizations (NGOs) on education, workforce development, research, community engagement projects and programs at the local, state, national, and international levels. Groups of SMEs will be formed into smaller workgroups to undertake specific initiatives and projects. If you are interested in serving in one (or more of these areas) please submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae expressing your interests within the next 30 days and we will start pulling everyone together into specific areas of expertise. SME groups are found at: http://ncemhs.blogspot.com/2016/09/ncemhs-policy-and-subject-matter-expert.html
Finally, we are beginning the planning process for our Global Emergency Management, Homeland/Cyber Security Symposium to be held on the West Coast early in the Summer of 2016. So please keep your eyes out for a variety of opportunities and events coming your way in the very near future. Thank you very much and please let me know if you have any questions and/or would like to know how to get more involved with NCEMHS and EM-HS-Cyber education an academic program development, research, and community engagement.
Best regards, Keith
Keith Clement, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Criminology
Director, Homeland Security Certificate Program
California State University, Fresno
Vice Chair, California Community College Chancellor’s Office
Public Safety Education Advisory Board (PSEAB)