Here, at the Office of Emergency Management, we believe in quality service to the UH environment and our broader community. This would not be accomplished without our incredible staff. Meet our staff:
Ginger Walker, Director of Emergency Management
A native Houstonian, Ginger Walker has worked on the UH campus for over 20 years. After graduating from Texas Tech University, she traveled the world alongside her husband who served in the United States Marine Corps. A few years later she settled down in her own hometown of Houston accepting a position in the Office of the Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance. She has worked in the executive office of Administration and Finance, UH Police Department, Department of Public Safety, Campus Safety and now in the Office of Emergency Management.
Ginger has served as the Deputy Director for many years before accepting the position of Director of Emergency Management. Ginger joined the Office of Emergency Management in 2012 as the Emergency Management Specialist, Planning and Business Continuity. Ginger’s position focuses on all facets of emergency management. Not only does she have extensive knowledge of emergency management in a higher education setting, she has a unique asset in that she developed the continuity program at the University of Houston since its inception. Ginger has a FEMA, Level 1 Continuity of Operations (COOP) Practitioner Certification and is a COOP Instructor. In addition to continuity planning, Ginger is trained as a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Facilitator and also a member of the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM). Ginger enjoys the higher education environment and especially collaborating and coordinating with other departments, colleges, divisions, as well as state and county counterparts.
When Ginger is not working at the University of Houston, spends time with her husband and two daughters, enjoys exploring National Parks, volunteers at the Fort Bend Museum Association as a docent president, and also is a Girl Scout Leader.
Brian Hall, Emergency Management Specialist
LaSandra Swafford, Emergency Management Specialist