Crisis Management Team

Emergency Contact List
Henderson Community College

Title (priority order of contact) Name Office Phone
(1) 911     911
(2) Campus Security Officer Officer James Elliott* 270.831.9708 270.860.0683
(3) Maintenance & Operations Sup. Zach Charville* 270.831.9632 270.577.5173
(4) Chief Business Officer (CBO) Kathryn (Kat) Lea* 270.831.9620 270.318.4200
(5) President/CEO Dr. Jason Warren* 270.831.9626 270.853.7073
(6) Dean of Academic Affairs Mike Knecht* 270.831.9625 270.577.3793
(7) Dean of Student Affairs Dr. Chad Phillips*&** (STC 1st&2nd FLR) 270.831.9614 270.454.4390
KCTCS Dir of Safety & Emer Svc Matt Kidd (KCTCS Notification) 859.256.3192 859.753.8441
Director of Information Technology Joe Heerdink (SNAP ALERT)* 270.831.9615 812.457.3603
Coor of Marketing & Public Relations Michelle Dixon (MEDIA)* 270.831.9773 270.316.8651
Director of Advancement Jennifer Preston   270.860.0012
Distance Learning Coordinator Jon Reidford (WEBSITE)* (LIB 1st FLR) 270.831.9829 812.430.4924
Director of Program Facilitation Stacey Howell** (PAC)* 270.831.9803 270.748.3596
Workforce Solutions Amanda Blohm-Thompson* TRAINING  270.831.9835 270.748.0980
Director of Knowledge Management Brian McMurtry* CABINET 270.831.9674 812.629.8672
Director of Nursing Sarah Crick** (A/T 3rd FLR) 270.831.9736 270.577.1022
Interim Dir. Library & Tutor Services Allison Horning** (LIB 1st FLR) 270.831.9760  
Executive Administrative Assistant Karen Guess** (ADM 1st FLR & Basment) 270.831.9757 270.823.3298
Administrative Assistant I Cheryl McKendree** (ADM 2nd FLR) 270.831.9684  
Administrative Assistant I Stacey Williams** (A&S 1st & 2nd FLR) 270.831.9714  
Administrative Assistant I Dana Walker** (A/T & STC 3rd FLR) 270.831.9740  
Welding Instructor Gil Morales** (WLD) 270.831.9832  
SMC Lead Custodian Richard Chambers 270.831.9719  
SMC Regional Manager Duwayne Smith   502.376.8089
Barnes & Noble College, Bookstore (Vacant) 270.831.9781  
Vocational Rehabilitation Micki Shelton 270.831.9664 270.748.2295
Audubon Area Head Start Melisa Hedgepath   270.952.0810
Audubon Area Head Start Jeanna (GG) Ramage   270.577.2374
Audubon Area Head Start, Lead Teacher Heather Lewis   270.997.0361
Murray State Univ Regional Campus Heather Roy 270.831.5111 270.635.3816
Murray State Univ Regional Campus Mary Steely 270.831.5111 270.836.7977
* Emergency/Inclement Weather Group Text Recipients (On-Campus Partners Included in a Separate Group Text)

** Building Monitors


EMERGENCY 911:  Ambulance/Fire/Police / In an emergency, always dial 911 first!

Campus Security Officer: 270.860.0683 / Help Desk: 19616 / 270.831.9616
Campus Environmental Health & Safety Officer/Maintenance & Operations Supervisor: 270.577.5173

Daytime: Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Evenings, Saturdays, Sundays
In an emergency, always dial 911 first!

Campus Emergencies NOT Requiring Ambulance/Fire/Police (maintenance, alarms, etc.)

(1) Officer James Elliott, Campus Security Officer, 270.860.0683
(2) Zach Charville, Maintenance & Operations Supervisor, 270-577-5173
(3) Richard Chambers, SMC Lead Custodian, 270.831.9719

Muster Locations for Building Evacuations:

A&S – A/T Building Parking Lot 5
A/T – A/T Building Parking Lot 5
ADM – U.S. 60 Lawn by Flagpole
LIB – Southeast of LIB at Parking Lot edge
PAC – Parking Lot 2
STC – A/T Building Parking Lot 5
WLD – Outside Lawn

Distance from building should be 1 ½ times the building height.

Storm Shelter Building Locations (listed on the Emergency Guide Posters displayed college-wide):

A&S – First Floor Hallway
A/T – South End of the Bottom Floor of the A/T Building
ADM – Bottom Floor Hallway Area
LIB – First Floor Hallway
PAC – McCormick Hall Orchestra Pit
STC – 1st Floor bathrooms, hallways, and in-between spaces (away from Cyber Café windows)    WLD – Restrooms



  1. Be familiar with the Building Emergency Operations Plan for each building where you teach.
  2. Provide your classes with general information about emergency procedures. The beginning of each semester is an ideal time to discuss emergency procedures. Adding emergency information to your syllabus is also very effective.
  3. Know how to report an emergency from the classroom, laboratory or your office.
  4. Take charge of the students in your classroom or laboratory.
  5. Follow the appropriate procedures for all building alarms or incident alerts.
  6. Ensure that students with accommodations or special needs have the information and assistance they may require during an emergency by contacting April Johnson at via email or at 270-831-9661.
  7. Sign up for HCC’s Safety Notification Alert Process (SNAP) messaging at https://bit.ly/2X5qKDz


If you hear active gunfire or see a person with a gun, take immediate steps to protect your students and yourself.

  2. If you are near an exterior exit, try to escape from the building.
  3. If you are in an office or classroom, immediately close the door and lock it if possible. Use desks and chairs to block the doorway and silence your cell phone.
  4. Stay away from windows and out of view. Turn off the lights. Hide behind heavy furniture or anything that will hide your location and protect you from bullets.
  5. If a phone is available, call 911.
  6. If you are in an open area, find a room to hide in.
  7. If the gunman approaches you, your actions will depend solely on your judgement and capabilities. No strategy is 100% effective.


In the event of a of a fire or other emergency that requires evacuation, take immediate action that includes accounting for everyone who is in the building.

  2. Instruct students to quickly but orderly collect their general belongings and follow you.
  3. Immediately evacuate the building using your pre-planned evacuation routes. If you do not know your route, select a path to get out of the building quickly.
  4. Do not use elevators.
  5. If you are able to assist mobility-impaired individuals, do so. If not, immediately call 911.
  6. If the cause of the evacuation is a fire, do not attempt to extinguish the fire yourself.
  7. Once out of the building, gather at the pre-planned assembly spot.
  8. Do not re-enter the building for any reason.


Tornado warnings require you to stay inside a building to protect your students and yourself.

  2. Instruct your students to stay in the building due to the emergency. Going outside poses a risk of injury or death.
  3. Move to the designated severe weather shelter as noted at the bottom of this poster. Stay clear of windows and move orderly but quickly to the shelter area.
  4. As cellular lines will likely be overwhelmed during an emergency, it is generally better to communicate via text messages instead of phone calls.
  5. Listen to the radio or television, and monitor e-mail and the HCC webpage until you are told all is safe or to evacuate.

The Campus Security Officer may be reached at (270) 860-0683. In an emergency, always dial 911 first. The Environmental Health and Safety Officer (Maintenance & Operations Supervisor) may be reached at (270) 577-5173.

Reference Documents:

  • HCC Emergency Guide Posters
  • HCC Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)
  • KCTCS Critical Incident Notification Manual (CINM)
  • KCTCS Crisis Communication Master Plan