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Michael Mulhare

Assistant Vice President for Emergency Management

Michael Mulhare is the assistant vice president for Emergency Management at Virginia Tech. He came to Virginia Tech in 2008 to serve as the university’s first emergency management director.

Mulhare is responsible for building and implementing a comprehensive emergency preparedness and response program, designed to continually improve institutional and individual readiness and resiliency.

Prior to joining Virginia Tech, Mulhare was the emergency response administrator for the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management. In that capacity he served as lead member of the Rhode Island State Incident Management Team.

Mulhare is a registered professional engineer.  He has more than 30 years of practical experience as an emergency manger, first responder, scientist and engineer. He received a bachelor's degree from St Joseph’s College of Maine and a master's degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Rhode Island.