The Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) was established to review state and local security plans and to make recommendations for changes that would better protect Missouri citizens. In the aftermath of the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings, The Governor established a task force on campus security.The Campus Security Task Force Report, issued August 21, 2007 entitled, "Securing Our Future: Making Colleges and Universities Safe Places to Learn and Grow" provided several recommendations, one of which was to create a Higher Education Subcommittee (HES) of the HSAC to better address security issues for higher education.


The HES members are representative of the rich diversity of higher education institutions across Missouri. The Homeland Security Coordinator serves as an ex-officio member of the HES. The higher education official on the HSAC serves as chair of the HES. The following groups have at least one representative on the HES:

  • Law Enforcement and Fire Safety
  • Campus Public Safety
  • Faculty and Administrators
  • Mental Health and Health-Related Professions
  • Information Technology

Higher Education Subcommittee Membership List

Upcoming Meetings


October 28, 1 - 2:30 p.m.


Conferences & Training


G367: Emergency Planning for Campus Executives--FREE online course offering a two-hour overview of emergency planning for higher education institution executives!

  • Emergency Management: What Is It? Why Do It?
  • Executive-level Support
  • Developing Your Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)
  • Evaluating Your EOP
  • Responding Using Incident Command System (ICS)
  • Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
  • Engaging Your Campus


IS100.HE: Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS-100 for Higher Education--FREE three hour online course that introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training.


Department of Education: Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools

Higher Education Emergency Management Institute

Office of Homeland Security

Missouri Center for Education Safety

Partners in Prevention

U.S. Department of Education-Campus Security


Action Guide for Emergency Management at Institutions of Higher Education

Journal of Higher Ed Safety

Campus Safety Magazine