Crisis Communications

University Communications and its spokespersons are responsible for communicating official university positions on issues of critical and general, campus-wide impact or significance to the media and external audiences.

During an emergency, contact the appropriate vice president or dean for the area in which the crisis exists, as well as the police if warranted.

In addition, please provide University Communications and Marketing notice of critical or emergency situations on campus, to enable any designated spokespersons to represent the university effectively.

Emergency communications to the on-campus community are made by the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator or the University Police.

University Spokespersons

The official spokespersons for CSUDH are:

  • Associate Vice President, Communications and Marketing
    Email Myla Edmond or call (310)243-3849
  • Director, University Communications and Public Affairs
    Email Amy Bentley-Smith or call (310) 243-2455

Emergency Contacts

University Police
Location: WH B100

Phone numbers:
Emergency: 911 or ext. 3333 (if in an office)
   or Call Boxes in parking lots
Non-emergency (310) 243-3639
Administration: Carlos Velez, Chief of Police

Emergency Procedures

Visit the Emergency Preparedness page for more information about California State University, Dominguez Hills procedures and resources in case of power failure, security incident, bomb threat, earthquake, elevator, fire, fire evacuation, medical emergency, hazardous material spill, and other critical incidents.


  • Emergency Operations Plan [PDF]

    This Emergency Operations Plan is written in compliance with California's Standardized Emergency Management System and the National Incident Management System. This plan is written with a multi-hazard perspective to make it applicable to the widest range of emergencies and disasters, both natural and human caused.

    CSUDH empowers Incident Commanders and Emergency Operations Center Directors to retain the flexibility to modify procedures and/or organizational structure as necessary to accomplish the emergency/disaster response and recovery missions in the context of a particular hazard scenario.