The onset of the COVID-19 virus has had a significant impact on the operations of a state university like ours. The University of Colorado moved to remote instruction in less than a week. Additionally, we had the challenge of moving 1,400 students out of residential housing. Since many of those students were on spring break and did not return to pack out, our hard-working staff packed up those belongings and stored them. We have prepared our empty buildings to serve as alternative medical facilities. As of this writing, we are awaiting a visit from a survey team from the Corps of Engineers. Because of my background, I’ve been serving as the agency representative to the government and the Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management. It would seem all those years teaching DSCA were not wasted. We are all learning how to work from home and make full use of the various technologies that help with that process.
COL (Ret) George E. Reed, Ph.D.
Resident Class of 1999
Dean and Professor
School of Public Affairs
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, Colorado