Risk, Ethics, Safety & Resilience

Assistant Vice President (AVP) for Risk, Ethics, Safety, and Resilience

The Assistant Vice President (AVP) for Risk, Ethics, Safety, and Resilience leads a set of functions that help ensure our campus is a safe, resilient, and supportive place to live, learn, and work. These functions include environmental and occupational health and safety, fire safety, emergency preparedness, business continuity, risk management, compliance, and ethics. The AVP participates as a member of the BFA leadership team and holds the designation of University Ethics Advisor.

Risk Management

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Risk Management acts as a consultant and service-provider to executive, division, college, and unit leadership who have substantive responsibility for managing risk.

Environmental Health and Safety

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The overarching responsibility of Environmental Health & Safety is to support the efforts of the campus community in remaining healthy and safe.

Emergency Preparedness

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Western Washington University’s emergency management program works to strengthen university-wide emergency and disaster resiliency by encouraging prevention and mitigation actions, collaboratively planning, educating about preparedness, and supporting response and recovery efforts.

Ethics and Compliance

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Western's Ethics and Compliance program promotes a responsible, efficient, and effective risk based approach to managing the myriad of regulations allowing the University community to focus on achieving its University Strategic Plan. Despite the challenges, Western is committed to compliance while upholding it’s value of integrity, ethics, and accountability among its’ workforce and students.

Organization Chart


*Some organization relationships are not accurately portrayed in the web version of the organization chart. See the original chart for a better visual representation of these relationships.

**Position is currently funded 50% to Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) and 50% to Emergency Management