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Our Approach

A team of faculty and staff have been working diligently to prepare for a safe and healthy ETBU campus experience this Fall 2020 semester. The ETBU Emergency Response Team (ERT), has formulated an operational plan with standards, expectations, and resources to guide faculty, staff, students, and guests in staying healthy and preventing the spread of COVID-19. 

Our approach is based on guidance from health officials. The Coronavirus pandemic presents a dynamic situation that the ETBU ERT will continue to monitor closely, and make any needed adjustments to mitigate the risks associated with COVID-19.

Emergency Response Team (ERT)

Dr. J. Blair Blackburn

Dr. Thomas Sanders
Provost and Vice President 
for Academic Affairs

Dr. Scott Bryant
Vice President for Advancement

Becky Davis 
Vice President for Strategic Initiatives
and Communication

Ryan Erwin 
Vice President for Student Engagement 
and Athletics  

Lee Ferguson
Vice President for 
Financial Affairs

Jeremy Johnston
Vice President for Enrollment

Tara Bachtel
Associate Vice President for Financial Affairs
and Director of Human Resources

Chris Crawford
Assistant Vice President
for University Operations

Larry Northcutt
Security, Compliance, and Accountability