Thursday, April 19
Plenary Session VI
Hurricane Sandy blew onto college campuses across the tri-state area in late October, causing extensive damage to buildings, downed trees, flooding and power outages — and prompted many colleges and universities to close for several days. In February, a blizzard dumped upwards of two feet on the Northeast, closing campuses for several days while facilities crews worked to clear campus roads, parking lots and sidewalks, as well as repair leaks caused by the heavy snow on the roofs of academic buildings. Join a panel of public relations professionals whose campuses were impacted by the storms as they describe their experiences, what they learned and what they would do differently should another super storm arrive on campus.
John Morgan is associate vice president for public relations at Quinnipiac University. Connect with John on Twitter.
Jane Bartnett is director of strategic communications at SUNY Maritime College.