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About the CARE Team

What Happens When You Contact the CARE Team?

The CARE Team will assess the referral and make a determination about a course of action to proceed in helping the individual and the campus community. If there is a mental health concern, specialized members of the team will provide follow-up and resources to the individual. If a crime is alleged, the police will investigate and, when appropriate, the student may be prosecuted.

Similarly, if a violation of the Student Code of Conduct is alleged, the student may be subject to disciplinary action. If it is assessed that the individual's presence on campus or participation in University activities may threaten campus health or safety, or significantly disrupt University activities or functions, immediate steps will be taken to protect the campus community.

Team Members

Sandy Parsons-Ellis
Interim Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students

Emily Peart
Chair of CARE Team/Director of Student Conduct, Rights & Responsibilities

Dami Hammer
Academic Advising Faculty Coordinator, Academic Advising Programs

Holly Hunt
Director, Accessibility Resource Center

William Kolb
Detective, University Police Department

Jill Cannaday
Clinic Administrator, WellCat Health Center

John Reid
Chief, University Police Department

Chris Simms
Counselor, WellCat Counseling Center

Jenna Wright
Coordinator of Student Conduct and Community Responsibility, University Housing

Ad Hoc Members - Depending on the circumstances of CARE referrals, other members of the campus community may be asked to consult with the CARE Team.

The CARE Team is not tasked with responding to emergencies. If this is an emergency and you are in need of immediate assistance contact University Police at 530-898-5555.