RecycleMania 2019

RecycleMania 2019

Go UTSA! Join us as we compete against top universities in RecycleMania! Competition begins February 2019! more...

Shred Day 2019

Shred Day 2019

As part of RecycleMania, UTSA provides sensitive document shredding on February 13. more...

Health For the Holidays

Health for the Holidays

Would you like to win a Diploma Dash 5k Registration? Keep an eye out for your email invitation—registration opens Jan. 2!

What Can I Recycle?

What Can I Recycle?

Got a question about recycleables? Download and share our flyer (PDF)

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Office of Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management


The responsibility of Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management (EHSRM) Administration is to provide overall direction and administrative support for the many functions and services provided by divisional staff. For a complete listing of services provided click on any of the divisional links in the left margin of this page. The Director of the Office of EHSRM reports directly to the Chief of Police as part of the Office of the Vice President for Business Affairs. Support functions provided by the Director and Administrative staff include:

  • Departmental access control authority and approval
  • Budget development and authority
  • Leave reporting and payroll
  • Travel arrangements, authority and approval
  • Purchasing authority and approval
  • Departmental Inventory management
  • Departmental Database management
  • Departmental Website management
  • Program development and planning

In addition, the Director of EHSRM has been designated by UTSA as the institutional authority for the following:

  • Institutional Safety Officer - as referenced by local, state or federal regulation
  • Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) for all local matters pertaining to fire and life safety on campus and responding to State Fire Marshal Office requests. The State Fire Marshal is the AHJ for all state-owned properties.
  • Responsible Official for the UTSA Select Agent Program as mandated by CDC and USDA regulation
  • Designated Employer Representative for certain CDL driver drug and alcohol testing

EHSRM Administrative Staff

Kristee Phelps

Interim Director of EHSRM


Kristee Phelps
Interim Director
(210) 458-5250

Michael Sullivan

Michael Sullivan
Senior Systems Administrator
Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS) Programmer
EHSRM Webmaster
(210) 458-6005

EHSRM Organizational Chart (PDF)