Director of Emergency Management/ Associate Director of Security
Cheryl Michaels is a frequent speaker on the importance of preparing both individually and organizationally for life-threatening events. In her role as Director of Emergency Management at Seattle Pacific University, Cheryl oversees the implementation University’s emergency and crisis management plans with a specific focus on response and recovery planning for active attacks. In June 2014, those preparations were instrumental in the University’s response to an armed attack on campus. Cheryl was the operational commander during the response and from that experience and leading in other crisis events, shares her passion that preparedness is key to creating safe learning, working, and living environments.
Overcoming Cognitive Impairment and Fostering Resilience: The Successful Disruption of the 2014 Active Shooter Attack at Seattle Pacific University