Issues Management Team (IMT)

The Issues Management Team (IMT) provides strategic leadership decisions to support the priorities of the University. In this role, the team identifies and manages issues or crisis situations, providing strategic oversight, policy guidance, planning, communications and logistics support to onsite responders through recovery

IMT is comprised of central administrators across the University, with additional members added depending on the severity of the issue or crisis. During the pandemic, the team meets daily and weekly and has also formed a Recovery Working Group with representatives from across the University.

Core Issues Management Team

Member Name Position
Brian Sandoval President
Jeff Thompson Acting Executive Vice President and Provost
Vic Redding Vice President for Administration and Finance
Shannon Ellis Vice President for Student Services
Mary Dugan General Counsel
Jill Heaton Vice Provost, Faculty Affairs
Eric James Assistant Vice President and Chief of Police
Patricia Richard Chief of Staff
Kerri Garcia Hendricks Executive Director of Marketing and Communications
Amanda Windes Organizational Resilience Manager

Coronavirus Issues Management Team

Member Name Position
Brian Sandoval President
Jeff Thompson Acting Executive Vice President and Provost
Vic Redding Vice President for Administration and Finance
Shannon Ellis Vice President for Student Services
Mary Dugan General Counsel
Michael Flores Director of Government Relations and Community Engagement
Mridul Gautam Vice President for Research and Innovation
Doug Knuth Director of Intercollegiate Athletics
Amy Pason Chair, Faculty Senate
Todd Renwick Assistant Vice President and Chief of Police
Patricia Richard Chief of Staff
Lynda Buhlig Interim Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations
Kerri Garcia Hendricks Executive Director of Marketing and Communications
Cheryl Hug-English Director of Student Health Services
Jill Heaton Vice Provost, Faculty Affairs
Tim McFarling Associate Vice President for Human Resources
John Trent Senior Editor, Office of Marketing and Communications
Scott Walquist Director of Communications
Amanda Windes Organizational Resilience Manager