Welcome to the Center for Resiliency

The Center for Resiliency was established in the summer of 2021 to serve the State of Texas to assist in establishing a networking center and data collaborative providing service, outreach, and education for improved multi-disaster resilience in the Gulf Coast region with a vision to advance the capacity of Texas’ resilience to the perils either man-made or natural that befall our citizens on a regular basis. The Center presents a futuristic paradigm for higher education in Texas. Whereas university services such as extension disseminate centralized information regionally, the Center for Resilience provides a model for completing the circle, gathering regional information from numerous stakeholders, compiling, analyzing and then funneling the knowledge locally, regionally, statewide, and beyond.

Mission

To provide service, outreach, and education for improvement in all aspects of resilience including infrastructure, socio-economic well-being, health, the environment, and universal design in confronting multi-disaster events in the Gulf Coast region. 

Vision

The Center will serve the State of Texas by establishing a networking center and data collaborative for multi-disaster resilience in alignment with the Lamar University vision of leadership in quality educational opportunities, community engagement, economic impact, the environment, and accessibility. 

Core Values and Components

Research/Project Core Values

  • Gulf Community Needs
  • Data Integrity
  • Resilience/Sustainability
  • Inclusive Excellence and Diversity

Research/Project Core Components

  • Education
  • Community Outreach and Internal Communication
  • Research
  • Data Management and Analysis, Informing Decision Making, and Communication Exchange
  • Assessment
  • Accessibility

Contact Us

Center for Resilience
4400 MLK Blvd.
Beaumont, TX 77710

Cherry Engineering Building
Phone: (409) 880-7034

Email: cfr@lamar.edu