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Director Emergency Mgmt

University of Central Oklahoma
nnieves@uco.edu (405) 974-2219 Safety Management PSB , Box 146

About

As the first full-time Emergency Manager for an institution of higher education in the state of Oklahoma, Norman coordinates all response and recovery efforts following incidents that occur on campus, as well as the training, mitigation, and preparedness efforts before an incident happens.  Norman is an Oklahoma Certified Emergency Manager (OCEM), a certified NIMS/ICS Instructor, and a certified Campus/Community Emergency Response Team instructor.  He is also a certified ALiCE Institute (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) instructor.  Norman's favorite part about his job is being able to bring together two of his passions - working with college students and disaster preparedness.  He is an alum of the University of North Texas and is in the process of completing his Master of Public Administration at Central.  Norman also is an adjunct instructor at Central.

Education and Certifications

Bachelor of Arts in History and Spanish, University of North Texas

Bachelor of Science in Emergency Administration and Planning, University of North Texas

Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies, University of North Texas

Master of Public Administration, University of Central Oklahoma (Anticipated 2020)

Oklahoman Certified Emergency Manager (OCEM)

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