Institutions of Higher Education Caucus
The mission of the Institutions of Higher Education Caucus (IHE Caucus) within the Alabama Association of Emergency Managers (AAEM) is to provide emergency managers and/or college officials with emergency management responsibilities a voice and representation within AAEM, to encourage the advancement of emergency management and a culture of resiliency and safety within its respective institutions, and to provide a means for collaboration and cooperation with county and state emergency management officials.
The IHE Caucus is organized around the AAEM areas 1 through 7 (which are the same as the seven Alabama EMA geographical Divisions), with the exception of IHE Programs. This is an 8th “region” that is at-large geographically, but is open to IHE which have degrees or certifications in Emergency Management, DHS, or similar education.
The current officers are as follows:
Ken Horst, firstname.lastname@example.org - Chair, The University of Alabama
Chester Vrocher, email@example.com - Chair-elect, Alabama Community College System
Charles Dysart, Charles.firstname.lastname@example.org - Secretary, Wallace Community College – Selma
Immediate Past-Chair vacant until next year
Chris Johnson, email@example.com - Area A, Coastal Alabama Community College
Jeff Spence, firstname.lastname@example.org - Area B, Enterprise State Community College
Tommy Taylor, email@example.com - Area C, Shelton State Community College
Chance Corbett, firstname.lastname@example.org - Area D, Auburn University
Kevin Gillilan, email@example.com - Area E, University of North Alabama
Kevin Bennet, firstname.lastname@example.org - Area F, University of Alabama Huntsville
Kim Brown, email@example.com - Area G, Samford University
Wayne Bergeron, firstname.lastname@example.org - IHE Programs, University of North Alabama