George Nuñez is an emergency management practitioner with over 20 years of experience in higher education. He is the director of the Office of Emergency Management with the Department of Public Safety at Baylor University in the Heart of Texas—Waco, Texas.
Before moving back to his home state of Texas, he led the office of Health & Emergency Management Services at George Washington University in Washington, DC. George chaired the Emergency Management Committee of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area comprised of 17 member institutions in the National Capital Region.
George is a founding member and presently serving as National Chair of the Universities and Colleges Caucus (UCC) with the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM). He is also a commissioner for the IAEM Scholarship Program. George is a Weather-Ready Nation (WRN) Ambassador with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/National Weather Service (NWS); participates in InfraGard (Partnership between FBI and members of the private sector) and is a graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy, Washington, DC Field Office. He served as a national instructor and training contributor with the American Red Cross in the areas of disaster services and international humanitarian law.
George has contributed to national emergency preparedness activities and resources including FEMA’s ICS 100 for Higher Education Course, White House’s “Creating Model Emergency Management Plans” Program and National Seminar and Tabletop Exercise Series for Institutions of Higher Education in 2014 (Infectious Disease) and 2015 (Cyber Threats).
Previous roles for George include associate dean of student development and director of residence life as well as serving in international programs and student services.
George earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees in International Relations from St. Mary’s University of San Antonio, Texas.