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:

John Axtell, Associate Vice President, Communications & Marketing
Welch Hall C-400A
(310) 243-3849

Lilly McKibbin, Media Relations Specialist
Welch Hall C-400E
(310) 243-2034

Emergency Contacts

University Police

1000 E. Victoria Street
Welch Hall B-100
Carson, CA 90747

Emergency: 911 or ext. 3333 from any campus phone; (310) 243-3333 from cellular phones; or any on-campus Emergency Call Towers

Non-emergency: (310) 243-3639

Emergency Procedures

Visit Emergency Management for the university's procedures and resources in case of:

  • power failure
  • security incident
  • bomb threat
  • earthquake
  • fire evacuation
  • medical emergency
  • hazardous material spill
  • other critical incidents



Emergency Operations Plan

This plan is written for the widest range of emergencies and disasters, both natural and human caused.


Campus News Center

The news center provides news and updates for the university.


CSUDH Home Page

During an emergency, the CSUDH home page is used to communicate critical messages.


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