Institutional Response Team

Roudebush Hall in the summer on a sunny day

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.

Membership

  • Kip Alishio
    Director, Student Counseling
  • 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
  • Mike Curme
    Associate Vice President & Dean of Students; Associate Dean, Farmer School of Business and Associate Professor of Economics
  • Tracy Davis
    Miami VOA, Student Services Coordinator
  • Deedie Dowdle
    Assoc. VP, University Communications and Marketing
  • Becca Getson
    Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
  • Jennie Gilbert
    Associate Athletic Director/Senior Woman Administrator, Intercollegiate Athletics
  • John McCandless
    Miami University Chief of Police
  • Robin Parker
    University Counsel
  • Timothy Parsons
    Case Manager, Office of the Dean of Students
  • Stephen Quaye
    Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership 
  • Cyndi Traficant 
    Practice Manager, Miami Health Services
  • Susan Vaughn
    Director, Office of Ethics and Student Conflict Resolution
  • Claire Wagner
    Director, University News and Communications