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

HES Membership List

Upcoming Meetings


Conferences & Training


Missouri Safe Schools and Colleges Conference

September 23-25, 2014

Tan-Tar-A Resort, Osage Beach, MO




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

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.


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Higher Education Emergency Management Institute

Office of Homeland Security

Missouri Center for Education Safety

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Missouri Center for Education Safety Newsletter, July 2014

Journal of Higher Ed Safety

Campus Safety Magazine