Andrew Mangels, Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance has appointed Jeffrey Hescock as permanent Executive Director for Environmental Health and Safety and Emergency Management.
Hescock has been serving as interim Executive Director after the retirement of Don Robinson, who retired in 2017.
Hescock has been with the UMass System serving in an 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.
Speaking of Hescock, Mangels stated, "I look forward to his continued leadership and focus on enhancing EH&S service delivery to the campus in the years ahead."