The CARE Team

What Does CARE Do?

CARES primary function is to help keep the university community safe and connect distressed students to support services. CARE seeks prevention rather than reaction to students in distress. In doing this, CARE:

  • Gathers and manages reported information from concerned faculty and staff
  • Reaches out to students who have been referred to connects them to support services
  • Provides faculty and staff with support and intervention resource

Who Serves On the CARE Team

Emily First - Assistant Dean of Students

Kourosh Khatir - Assistant Director of Public Safety & Captain

Eric Klingensmith -  Associate Director, Director of Clinical and Crisis Services

Mike Messner -  Director, Student Success Programs

Jasmine Padin - Residence Life Coordinator

Katie Perschbacher - Student Care and Outreach Case Manager 

Paige Vermaat -  Coordinator of Referrals, University Counseling Center

Shontaye Witcher -  Director,  Disability Support Resources

Ben Witt -  Director, Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution

Page last modified February 20, 2023