Coppin State University is committed to providing a safe and conducive environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The preparedness of this campus in case of an emergency incident is a high priority issue; therefore the establishment of a threat assessment team is essential to the safety and security of the university campus community and becomes an essential component of the Coppin State University Emergency Preparedness Plan.
The Coppin Threat Assessment Team consists of university personnel with expertise in human resources/employee assistance, law enforcement/threat assessment/tactical applications, counseling and psychological services, university operations, medical knowledge, and student affairs. The interdisciplinary team approach improves the efficiency and scope of the assessment process, which can be time consuming, provides diverse professional input, and minimizes the risk of observer bias.
University community members can report threatening or concerning behavior to the threat assessment committee by speaking directly to a committee member or submitting an incident report. The incident report can be accessed on the Division of Student Affairs Website.
COPPIN STATE UNIVERSITY THREAT ASSESSMENT TEAMDr. Franklin D. Chambers, Vice President for Student Affairs (Chair)
Dr. Joann Christopher-Hicks, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs (Co-Chair)
Mr. Ronnie Collins, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Mrs. Francine Stokes-McKelveen, Chief of Staff
Ms. Michelle Reynolds, Director of Counseling Services (Case Manager)
Mr. Derrick Ramsey, Athletics Director
Ms. Luwanda Jenkins, Director of University Relations
Mr. Kevin Pertee, Director of Residence Life
Mrs. Lisa Early, Director of Human Resources
Dr. Marcella Copes, Dean of the School of Nursing
Chief Leonard Hamm, Director of University Police