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Scotie Selman
Director of Emergency Management & Safety Services
Scotie.Selman@unt.edu
940-369-6153

Scotie Selman is the Director of Emergency Management and Safety Services, supporting a talented team responsible for managing and administering the university’s Emergency Preparedness, Continuity of Operations, Fire and Life Safety, and International Risk programs. Scotie has over 22 years of experience developing and managing risk management, emergency preparedness, and safety programs for organizations within higher education and behavioral health.

Scotie has a Bachelor of Science in Emergency Administration & Planning (EADP) from UNT.

Vacant
Continuity of Operations Program Manager

 

Meg Cochran
International Risk Control Coordinator
Margaret.Cochran@unt.edu
940-369-6154

Meg manages the international travel program UNT. In this role, she carries out international risk assessments and works to help facilitate international travel for UNT community members by maintaining a travel registry and working closely with the International Risk Oversight Committee to address travel to high-risk locations. She helps create travel policy and advises University leadership on issues relating to international security and traveler safety. She has over 12 years of experience in international security operations and management. 

Since March of 2020, Meg also serves as the Team Lead for the UNT Contact Tracing Team. She advises leadership on contact tracing issues and provides support and guidance to a team of contact tracers and case investigators responding to Covid-19 on campus. 

Meg has a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Mount Holyoke College and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Emergency Management and Disaster Science at UNT. 

Julie Elliott, MS
Emergency Management Coordinator
Julie.Elliott@unt.edu
940-369-5468

Julie Elliott has been with Emergency Management & Safety Services since March of 2019. In this role, Julie oversees the facilitation of the Emergency Preparedness program at UNT; this includes facilitating the campus-wide Safety Coordinator Program, developing and coordinating emergency preparedness training opportunities, communicating directly with campus departments on building-level emergency preparedness, facilitating the office’s outreach programs, and coordinating the office's emergency management internship program.

Julie has a Master of Science in Emergency Management & Disaster Science (EMDS) as well as a Bachelor of Science in Emergency Administration & Planning (EADP), both from UNT. In previous positions, Julie has worked as a grant writer and a technical writer.

Ronnie Dobbs, CSP, CFPS
Fire & Life Safety Program Manager
Ronald.Dobbs@unt.edu
940-369-6435

Ronnie Dobbs manages the UNT Fire & Life Safety Program, ensuring all UNT buildings are thoroughly inspected and are complying with adopted fire codes and applicable laws. Ronnie interprets fire code requirements and recommends appropriate mitigation measures. As a part of his position, Ronnie evaluates hazardous materials, determining how best to provide appropriate protections to UNT visitors, students, faculty, and staff. He manages fire and life safety inspection statistics for annual inspections of all campus structures. He is the university’s primary liaison with the State Fire Marshal’s Office.

Ronnie has a Master’s in Accounting from the University of Texas Dallas and is a retired firefighter. He holds three Master Certifications from the Texas Commission on Fire Protection, is a Certified Safety Professional, and a Certified Fire Protection Specialist.

Chris Cooper
Fire & Life Safety Officer
Chris.Cooper@unt.edu
940-369-6436

Chris Cooper joined UNT in 2019 and is a retired firefighter as well as a United States Air Force veteran. Chris conducts comprehensive fire and life safety inspections to maintain the safety of UNT students, staff, faculty, and visitors. He also assists with coordinating fire drills in residential buildings at UNT, acts as a safety officer at UNT events, and issues hot-work and space heater permits.

Chris earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in Occupational Safety & Environmental Technology from Tarrant County College and holds an Advanced Fire Inspector certification through the Texas Commission on Fire Protection.