The Care Team is comprised of College officials who meet regularly to review students of concern. Information that you have about students who may be in distress, or who may pose a threat to self or others, should be reported to a member of the Care Team. This centralized team will investigate your concerns and provide timely and appropriate intervention.
If you are concerned about a student's immediate health, safety, or welfare, please call the Campus Safety Office (540-375-2310). Campus Safety staff members can assist you with assessing the situation and determining if immediate action is necessary or if a referral to the Care Team might be more appropriate.
The Care team is coordinated by the Associate Dean of Students and is comprised of key staff members from several College departments. This team approach helps ensure consistency of care and action. Each team member brings a variety of skills and perspectives to the table, which helps ensure that our efforts are well-informed, appropriate and made with the best interest of all community members in mind.
The Care Team consists of the following members:
Dr. Brian T. Chisom
Associate Dean of Students (Care Team Coordinator)
Ms. Tess Blethyn
Director, Residence Life Management
Dr. Hap Cox
Director, Counseling Center
Rev. Paul Henrickson
Dean of the Chapel, Chaplain's Office
Mr. Allan Lockett
Assistant Registrar, Registrar's Office
Ms. Katie Parrish
Nurse Practitioner, Health Services
Dr. Bill Tenbrunsel
Associate Dean & Director, Center for Learning & Teaching
Mr. Tom Turner
Director, Campus Safety