Process, Roles and Responsibilities
Carnegie Mellon University’s Executive Management Team (EMT) is ultimately responsible for approving the principles and the requirements for bringing the CMU community back to campus.
To lead the process of returning the CMU community to campus, President Jahanian has appointed Daryl Weinert, chief of staff and vice president for strategic initiatives, to serve as COVID coordinator, with multiple subject matter experts advising him.
This group includes the following individuals, as well as the entire Emergency Preparedness and Response Team:
- Becky Culyba, Office of the Provost
- Maureen Dasey-Morales, Student Affairs/Health and Wellness
- Steve Guenther, Facilities Management and Campus Services
- Jenna Hovis, Facilities Management and Campus Services
- Melanie Lucht, Enterprise Risk Management
- Tim McNulty, Government Relations
- Dan Munsch, Office of General Counsel
- Matt Nagel, Marketing and Communications
- Michelle Piekutowski, Human Resources
- David Quinn, Office of the Vice President for Research
- Andrew Reilly, Campus Design and Facilities Development
- Stan Waddell, Computing Services
The COVID coordinator is charged with monitoring government requirements applicable to returning to campus, developing the university’s own minimum requirements for units to do so and ensuring that the community is adhering to the requirements. The COVID coordinator, in consultation with the deans and vice presidents, is authorized to prioritize units’ return to campus during the pandemic, with any prioritization conflicts to be resolved by the EMT.
The requirements for returning to campus are informed by an up-to-date understanding of the requirements for social distancing, testing, contact tracing, cleaning protocols and other best practices. The requirements will also include recommended capacity/density limitations for individual buildings and spaces.
In addition to those essential personnel who have been working on campus throughout the pandemic crisis, the university has been implementing a phased approach to return to on-campus activities that support the university’s education and research mission. Anyone on campus must be part of a return to campus plan through their academic, research or administrative unit.