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John S DeLaHunt

John DeLaHunt has managed environmental, health, safety, and risk issues in higher education since 1989.  At Colorado College, he launched a comprehensive EHS program.  At The University of Texas at San Antonio, he manages insurance, workers compensation, property conservation, and fire prevention.  He serves as the university's Fire Marshal and Risk Manager.

Mr. DeLaHunt edited the Environmental Compliance Assistance Guide for Colleges & Universities (first edition in 2002, second edition in 2007, third edition in 2017), and has presented on diverse topics at dozens of conferences.  For more than a decade, he wrote a bimonthly column for the Journal of Chemical Health & Safety, which also published his articles, "Review of the Safety of Potassium and its Oxides, Including Deactivation by Introduction into Water" and "Results-Oriented External Laboratory Inspection Programs."  Mr. DeLaHunt is a contributing author for the 13th edition of the National Safety Council's Accident Prevention Manual and the Association of Higher Education Facilities Officer's Body of Knowledge.  

Mr. DeLaHunt has served on the executive, nominating, fire safety, government relations, and awards & recognition committees for the Campus Safety, Health and Environmental Management Association.  He serves on the University Risk and Insurance Management Association's government relations and affairs committee, and on the Technical Committee for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard on Fire Protection for Laboratories Using Chemicals (NFPA 45).  He served on the editorial board for the Journal of Chemical Health and Safety for fifteen years, and was the charter President of the College and University Hazardous Waste Conference, A Non-Profit Corporation.

Mr. DeLaHunt holds a Bachelor's degree in chemistry from Colorado College and a Master's of Business Administration in finance and management from University of Colorado – Colorado Springs.  He holds the Associate in Risk Management designation from the Insurance Institute of America.  Mr. DeLaHunt is a certified hazardous materials technician and incident commander, and an ASCAP recording artist.

Fire Marshal  |  The University of Texas at San Antonio

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