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About Office of Business Continuity & Emergency Management


The UTSA Office of Business Continuity & Emergency Management (BCEM) is committed to openly engaging the University community to prepare, respond, and recover from local emergencies through an all-hazards approach. Our mission is accomplished by coordinating and sharing essential elements of information with students and staff, as well as providing business continuity guidance within the four phases of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.


The principle task of the Office of Business Continuity & Emergency Management is to develop all-hazard plans and identify critical and key resources to allow UTSA faculty, staff, and students the opportunity to recover from emergencies and disasters affecting our campuses. Our highest priority is to help provide a safe and secure scholastic environment for the UTSA community of students, faculty, staff, and visitors. BCEM works cooperatively with all members of the tri-campus community, University of Texas System, City of San Antonio, and the State of Texas to achieve this objective.



    Our Staff:


    Lorenzo SanchezMr. Lorenzo D. Sanchez is the Director of Business Continuity & Emergency Management for the University of Texas at San Antonio, Police Department.  Mr. Sanchez comes to UTSA from the City of San Antonio - Office of Emergency Management, where he developed and coordinated emergency response plans for the San Antonio urban area, facilitated EOC partner workgroups, and provided support to the Chief of Emergency Management and the Assistant Emergency Management Coordinator.   
    Prior to his appointment with the City of San Antonio, Mr. Sanchez held additional emergency management positions for Miami-Dade County (Department of Emergency Management), URS Corporation (Emergency Management Program), and the City of Austin (Austin Energy Emergency Management).  Mr. Sanchez’ emergency management experience include responding to incidents, such as statewide power outages, wildfires, public health outbreaks (H1N1), severe weather, flooding, Tropical Storm Fay, Tropical Storm Hermine, Hurricane Hanna, Hurricane Ike, and many large special events.
    Mr. Sanchez holds a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science ‘03) degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio, Master of Public Administration (MPA ‘06) from the University of North Texas in Denton, and is pursuing a PhD in Applied Demography from UTSA.  Lorenzo enjoys traveling, working on his house, and likes spending time outdoors with friends, family, and his dog Domino. 

    Contact Information:  (210) 458-6851 or lorenzo.sanchez@utsa.edu




    Campus Preparedness Programs:


    Business Continuity


    Floor Captain Safety Liaison Program


    UTSA Alerts Emergency Notification System