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COVID-19 Preparedness Committee

The role of preparedness committee is to monitor the higher education landscape and the impact of the virus on college campuses.  The preparedness committee provides situation reports to University leadership to assist them in making well-informed decisions and communicates CDC updates and actions taken by the University to ensure the continued health and safety of our community.

The preparedness committee members are:

  • John Plotts, Ed.D., Executive Vice President, Enrollment, Co-Chair
  • Thomas (Tom) Zellers, M.D., UD Trustee, Co-Chair
  • Megan Smith, DO, BA ’02, MBA ’18, Medical Director for Aetna/CVS Health
  • Elizabeth Griffin, Assistant Vice President of Enrollment
  • Taryn Anderson, Director, Financial Aid, Enrollment
  • Ruchi Sheth, Chief Information Officer
  • Margaret A. Chavey, Student Representative
  • Russell Greene, Police Chief
  • John Norris, Associate Provost
  • Jim McGovern, Director, Facilities
  • Julie Abell, Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations
  • Laurette Dekat Kugelmann, MD