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Crisis Management At Western Kentucky University, Jeana Leann Woods Jan 2002

Crisis Management At Western Kentucky University, Jeana Leann Woods

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

To assist universities in developing effective crisis-management systems, this thesis provides a general overview of crisis-management procedures and guidelines that are applicable to various types of organizations, including institutions for higher education. An analysis of Western Kentucky University's crisis-management plan is incorporated, as well. The plan's strengths and weaknesses are examined. Finally, the thesis includes recommendations, based on innovations at other Kentucky universities, that Western might adopt for use in its own crisis-management system.