Press Release for Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Experienced Emergency Management Leader Bob Greenlaw Appointed as UNF COVID-19 Taskforce Coordinator
Media Relations Director
University of North Florida
The University of North Florida has appointed Robert (Bob) Greenlaw as its COVID-19 taskforce coordinator, where he will serve as the lead point person in coordinating the University’s fall reopening efforts and ensuring that reopening plan deliverables are met for a safe and healthy campus environment.
Greenlaw will coordinate with the University’s working groups that are currently collaborating on activation plans to safely reopen the campus in the fall. He will ensure that there is flexibility, consistency and proper execution among these activation plans as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to change and unfold.
With more than 40 years of experience in command level positions in all public safety disciplines, Greenlaw has served as the emergency manager on the UNF Crisis Management Team since 2017.
“Our main priority is ensuring the safety and well-being of all members of our Osprey community as we continue to deal with the challenges brought on by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,” said UNF President David Szymanski. “With the University’s campus reopening in the fall, Bob has the experience and leadership to safely guide and manage our efforts in a strategic and tactical manner.”
Prior to his move to Jacksonville, Greenlaw served as the program coordinator, Compliance and Professional Standards at the University of South Carolina in the Division of Law Enforcement and Safety. In his long and distinguished career, Greenlaw has served as a 911 center director, where he consolidated 911 services in New Jersey, Idaho and Ohio. Prior to that, he served as the chief of emergency services in Ridgewood, New Jersey, for more than 25 years.
Greenlaw has also received the Certified Emergency Manager designation and has provided consulting services in emergency management, communications center consolidation and complex change initiatives for numerous agencies.