The Claremont University Consortium (CUC) appointed Dean Manship to the newly created position of Emergency Preparedness Planning Manager of the Claremont Colleges on Oct. 2.
The creation of this position is “a tremendous move toward creating a more integrated emergency response system,” said Director of Campus Security Shahram Ariane.
Manship holds a master’s degree in business administration from California State University San Marcos, where he was previously employed. There, he served as Director of Business Planning and Information Management, and, most recently, as Emergency Manager. In the latter position, CUC Chief Executive Officer Robert Walton said, Manship “developed a state-of-the-art emergency management position, working closely with regional and state emergency officials.”
Manship is a Certified Emergency Manager, the most prestigious certification in the field of emergency management, obtained from the International Association of Emergency Managers. He also received several certifications from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Emergency Management Institute, and is a certified emergency trainer.
“He brings to the CUC and the Claremont Colleges an exceptional depth of knowledge and experience in emergency management,” said Walton in a recent news release.
Ariane said that the creation of position has been in the works for about a year and was initiated in response to a mandate from the council of the Claremont Colleges.
“There has never been an all-encompassing in-house resource available to all of the colleges,“ said Ariane. Previously, the colleges hired outside consultants to help coordinate emergency response, a system that was in need of improvement, from Campus Safety’s point of view.
“I’m very excited about [Manship] joining us,” Arianne said. “He will be a tremendous asset to the Claremont Colleges.”