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Pulaski Technical College, AR: Evaluation of the Emergency Management for Higher Education Grant

Pulaski Technical College is the largest and fastest growing comprehensive community college in Arkansas, with eight locations in the most populated metropolitan regions. The college contracted with Evergreen Solutions to evaluate an Emergency Management for Higher Education Grant. The grant was designed to constitute a coherent, sustained program of training in the field of emergency management, including conducting training and exercises in emergency management procedures. Aside from increasing awareness among college faculty, staff, and students regarding emergency management policies and procedures, the grant was aimed at improving partnerships between community partners and campus leaders.

Evergreen Solutions assessed the overall effectiveness of the grant utilizing a customized work plan designed to evaluate Pulaski Technical College’s specific objectives. The work plan evaluated the grants success with increasing the number of emergency management courses attended by campus personnel as well as with supplementing the college’s current emergency preparedness plan with additional exercises. Furthermore, a Crisis Intervention Plan and a Health Emergency Plan established by the grant was assessed by Evergreen Solutions during the evaluation.