Message from the Dean
Welcome to the University at Albany’s College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cybersecurity (CEHC)! As a member of the CEHC family, you are given a tremendous opportunity to make your mark on the world and engage with some of the toughest questions that society face – from the global response to COVID-19, addressing the systematic inequalities and injustices in government services and beyond, to being front-and-center to the technological innovations of the future. At CEHC you will be equipped with the necessary tools to make a difference and become future leaders in preparedness, security, and information science. The culture at CEHC will make it so you not only have every opportunity to succeed in the classroom but in the community and world at large. I hope you are prepared to roll up your sleeves and take advantage of all that CEHC offers you.
At CEHC, you will join other students, faculty, and staff with a shared goal of teaching the next generation of leaders in the response, intelligence, library and data sciences, and applied technologies. You are joining a family committed to not only excellence in the classroom but in our communities. CEHC will expose you to state-of-the-art research and issues that affect the very nature of the world in which we live. All of us at CEHC are proud of many things. We are proud of attracting, retaining, and graduating talented students that are situated to be the future leaders of tomorrow. We are proud of the enthusiasm and spirit that CEHC students and faculty have for learning and doing their part in the community. We are proud of the engagement, generosity, and the persistent involvement of our alumni. We are proud of our innovative research that helps address global challenges in preparedness, homeland security, cybersecurity, and information science. We are proud that we are not afraid to get our hands dirty and address the issues and societal challenges that hamper humanity and student success. We are proud that we stand together in times of crisis, helping in COVID-19 response and actively addressing the systematic injustices and issues of diversity around the world. We are proud of our dedicated faculty and staff, that go above-and-beyond to ensure students have the resources they need and have every opportunity to succeed in and out of the classroom. And we are proud that you chose to be part of the CEHC family!
I speak for CEHC when I say we never wavered from our core values. We have a simple motto – Ut Differentiate Make a Difference. The College serves as a gateway to endless opportunities for you if you work hard and are willing to continue learning and becoming an instrument of positive impact on our communities. Our commitment to ensuring diversity and inclusion, social responsibility, and lifelong learning continues to motivate all our actions. I view cultivating diverse, well trained, and educated students as not just a moral necessity but a national security imperative. Every year we welcome new students and faculty that adhere to this sacred mission, and each year our students become more involved, more committed, more diverse, and more well-known for their actions and activities. I believe that everyone in CEHC can do great things with the right support, education, ethics, and passion.
As a College, we continue to make strides in support of student success. Every day we are working on expanding our offerings, faculty experts, and addressing the needs of our current and prospective students. New programs such as Master’s in Emergency Preparedness and Cybersecurity and undergraduate programs in Game Design offer students’ interdisciplinary areas of study and prepare them to address shortages in skilled professionals. On this website, you will find additional information on the variety of programs and opportunities we offer and many stories of the success of our students, alumni, and faculty. Should you have any questions, you should not hesitate to reach out to [email protected].
In Summer 2021, we are moving to the Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurship Complex (ETEC), where you will be learning in a state-of-the-art facility unique in this field. At ETEC you will be able to further promote innovation, foster personal, social, and economic growth, and continue networking and sharing ideas and resources. Home is where the family is, and we will proudly call ETEC home.
If you are excited to be at UAlbany, ready to learn with amazing peers from experts in their fields, and ready to take make a difference in the world, CEHC is the right place for you. Everyone who comes through the CEHC program is and forever will be part of the CEHC family!