Community Safety

Division of Student Life

September 11, 2020

Dear students,

In a recent email, you learned that Multnomah County, where Reed is located, released this statement articulating the threat of wildfires is not increasing in the county. That doesn't make the current yellow sky, particulates, or smell of smoke any less scary. Many of you may have never experienced a natural disaster such as a tornado, hurricane, earthquake, or the mega-fires currently burning in the state.

The keys to living through and thriving during such uncertain times are being 1) informed and 2) prepared.  

Please join Gary Granger, director of community safety, Cindy Anderson, interim dean of students, and me for a Community Preparedness Conversation on Saturday, September 12 at 2 p.m. via Zoom.  We will share a current situational update, campus evacuation plans and how you should prepare, campus operations decision-making, and answer your questions.  

If you are unable to join us, the session will be recorded and posted on the Emergency Response Plan website.

Dr. K 


Karnell McConnell-Black, Ed.D.
Vice President for Student Life