CSU Council for Emergency Management

Council for Emergency Management and Homeland Security (CEMHS)


The CSU Council for Emergency Management and Homeland Security (CEMHS) was organized in 2008 to bring together an academic community of faculty and administrators eager to improve teaching and research opportunities within the critical fields of Emergency Management (EM) and Homeland Security (HS).

Towards convening the 2008 CSU Emergency Management and Homeland Security
Summit in June 2008, CEMHS outlined a series of education and research related goals:

EM-HS Education Goals

  • Assess the State of CSU Emergency Management and Homeland Security Education Programs and Curriculum; including types of degrees, programs, courses, and faculty that teach in these areas.

  • How can we improve the availability, access, quality, and knowledge/skill areas in EMHS education within the CSU system?

  • What kinds of education/training are still needed and what types of workforce programs will be needed in the future?

  • Strategize on how to achieve CSU education and learning objectives.

EM-HS Research and External Grants Goals

  • Identify common areas of faculty research and find some mechanism to put them together for greater research collaboration.

  • Have State, County and Local Agencies identify areas of common interest and grant opportunities available for EM-HS programs and projects with the CSU.

  • Promote system-wide and multi-campus consortia grant applications and collaboration for basic and applied research.