Institutional Response Team

 A group of students take a selfie with President Crawford
Greg and Renate Crawford high five students on the football field
 President Greg celebrates a victory with the volleyball team

The Institutional Response Team (IRT) is a task force of professionals representing a broad range of offices and expertise on campus. The team consists of mental health, health, residence life, and student conduct professionals, legal and media counsel, police and faculty, and is led by the university's police chief and dean of students.

The IRT meets monthly to monitor campus incidents and climate and remains poised to respond in a variety of campus situations. In the event of an emergency, the IRT may call upon the Crisis Management Team to handle the immediate crisis and manage its aftermath

An Emergency Response Information brochure, which includes emergency procedures and contact information, was prepared and distributed to all faculty and staff in 2008. To view this information online, see Emergency Preparedness.


  • Kenya Ash
    Director, Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity, Title IX Coordinator
  • Vicka Bell-Robinson
    Director, Residence Life
  • Chris Connell
    Miami Regionals, Senior Director of Administration
  • Tracy Davis
    Miami VOA, Student Services Coordinator
  • Jennie Gilbert
    Associate Athletic Director/Senior Woman Administrator, Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Pete Haverkos
    Regionals Sr. Assistant Dean of Student and Academic Success
  • John McCandless
    Miami University Chief of Police
  • Kimberly Moore
    Associate Vice President, Student Life and Dean of Students
  • Robin Parker
    University Counsel
  • Timothy Parsons
    Case Manager, Office of the Dean of Students
  • Stephen Quaye
    Associate Professor, Educational Leadership 
  • Michele Gaither Sparks
    Vice President, Univ. Communications and Chief Marketing and Communications Officer
  • Cyndi Traficant 
    Practice Manager, Miami Health Services
  • Claire Wagner
    Director, University News and Communications
  • John Ward
    Director, Student Counseling