Soon students will be returning to the campus of Johnson County Community College (JCCC) in Overland Park, Kansas, for the 2021-2022 school year. Little do they know that staff, namely Sandra Warner, ED.D, CBCP, Executive Director, and Mission Continuity and Risk Manager, has been diligently working with Tennessee-based BOLDplanning to develop a comprehensive and completely online Continuity of Operations (COOP) plan for the campus. For weeks, Warner and BOLDplanning Subject Matter Expert (SME), Kayla McMahan, have been working through the required sections of the COOP plan, inputting data pertaining to essential functions, delegations of authority, orders of succession, alternate facility activation, etc. 

The project came to completion when plan contents were reviewed and additional best practices were offered during an Advanced COOP Workshop  on Thursday, August 5, 2021. 

Special thanks to Sandra Warner for all her hard work in bringing the new, online, FEMA-compliant COOP plan to fruition in such a short time, and for trusting BOLDplanning as the college’s partner in preparedness. It was an absolute pleasure!

Established in 1969, JCCC is dedicated to transforming lives and strengthening communities through learning. Each year more than 29,000 students from around the country — and the world — enroll as full- or part-time credit students at JCCC to earn associate degrees or credits to transfer to another college or university. Full-time faculty and staff number approximately 1,000, with another 1,700 people working part time. JCCC is one of the state’s largest institutions of higher education and a board member of the League for Innovation in the Community College.

BOLDplanning, which is located in Frankin, TN (just outside Nashville), provides expert consultative services and an online platform for the development of Continuity of Operations, Emergency Operations, and Hazard Mitigation Plans. Visit or call 615.469.5558 to learn more about the company today.