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CSUF Police Welcome New Emergency Preparedness and Mission Continuity Manager

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Cal State Fullerton continuously strives to prevent, respond, and recover from potential disasters and emergencies. This month, Abby Holmen became the CSUF Police Department’s new emergency preparedness and mission continuity manager. Holmen’s role is critical to the safety of CSUF’s more than 41,000 students and 5,000 faculty and staff members.

A North Dakota transplant and Air Force veteran, Holmen was previously stationed in Washington, D.C., where she maintained operational oversight over all Air Force assets, bases, and personnel. After leaving the Air Force, Holmen held the position of emergency services coordinator within the City of Corona’s Fire Department, and she volunteered at the Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA) within the emergency services division.

Holmen obtained an associate degree in liberal arts from Southern New Hampshire University, an associate degree in emergency management from the Community College of the Air Force, and a bachelor’s degree in homeland security and emergency management from the University of Arizona.

Coming from a family of educators, Holmen understands the value of pursuing her educational goals and the benefit of working within higher education to support a safe, inclusive, and welcoming university for all Titans to thrive.

In addition to her educational and professional pursuits, she enjoys exploring and traveling with her dog, Hank, spending time in the gym, trying out new restaurants, and attending local concerts.

For more information on the CSUF Police Department’s programs, services, training opportunities, and community outreach, follow them on social media @CSUFPD or visit their website at

Marissa Garza