Jeffrey Hescock named Interim Executive Director for EH&S

Andrew Mangels, Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance has appointed Jeffrey Hescock as Interim Executive Director for Environmental Health and Safety, replacing Don Robinson, who retired after 42 years as the head of EH&S on June 4.

Hescock, who serves as Director for University Emergency Management and Business Continuity, has been with the UMass System in his Emergency Management role since 2010, coming to the Amherst campus in 2013.

Prior to joining the UMass system, Hescock worked as a senior consultant on emergency management issues for Science Application International Corp., a Framingham-based company. He also served as a regional planner and a government preparedness manager with the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.

“I look forward to working closely with Jeff and all the EH&S staff throughout this transition period as we prepare for Don’s replacement,” Mangels said.