University of Iowa

Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Management Director




Emergency Management Director Anna Lumpkin is dedicated to ensuring that every part of the UI campus is as prepared as possible to mitigate, respond to, and recover from emergencies and disasters. Lumpkin acts as a point of contact for local, state and federal agencies prior to, during, and after an emergency or a natural disaster to ensure that resources and assistance to the university are secured as seamlessly and effectively as possible during a crisis.


Desk: 319-335-5022



Emergency Preparedness


Our mission is to ensure the university has the capabilities and resources to sustain its essential functions when faced with a disastrous event. Emergency Preparedness is accomplished by developing programs and services that foster the concepts of building a resilient community with a focus on preparation, mitigation, response, and recovery. Emergency preparedness is not an individual event, but a team effort sustained over time through teamwork and collaboration. It is our goal to provide a proactive approach to preparedness and lead the development, dissemination, and application of emergency preparedness programs within the campus community.


Hawk Alert
Emergency Alerts

The Hawk Alert system is used to notify the campus community of an event that is currently occurring on or imminently threatening the UI campus. 

Emergency Website

Drills and Exercises
Drills & Exercises

Emergency Management helps coordinate drills and exercises for partners across camps that want to test components of their emergency plans.

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Emergency Planning Resources