About the CARE Team

Mission

The mission of the Towson University CARE Team is to coordinate the support resources of Towson University to assist students in being successful academically and in promoting their health and well-being.

Purpose

The purpose of the CARE Team is to serve as a central network focused on prevention and early intervention in community situations involving students experiencing extreme distress or engaging in harmful or disruptive behaviors. The CARE Team will develop strategies and provide consultations to the university community when concerns arise about a student’s well-being or when a student’s behavior is potentially harmful to self and/or others or is disruptive and/or threatening. This CARE Team will regularly assess these situations in the university community and will recommend actions in accord with existing university policies.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the university response to potentially harmful/disruptive student situations
  • Develop specific strategies to manage potentially harmful or disruptive behavior by students with regard to safety and rights of others and minimize the disruption to the university community.
  • Make recommendations to university officials on appropriate action regarding the disposition of students’ cases consistent with university policies and procedures.
  • Receive, gather and catalog information about difficult situations involving students. The person maintaining reports for the committee is the Assistant to the Vice President for Students Affairs.

Members

Name Office
Anthony Skevakis Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Chair
Erica Arrington Office of Inclusion & Institutional Equity
Dario DiBattista Director, Millitary and Veterans Center
Tricia Brandenburg Deputy Director, Athletics
Joel Bolling Sr. Director, Student Diversity & Development, Office of Inclusion & Equity
Lauren Evans ADA, Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance Specialist, Office of Inclusion & Equity
Robert Giordani Associate VP for Enrollment Management & Registrar
Matt Goldstein Director, Health Center
C. Joe Herring Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police
Kelly Hoover Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, Housing & Residence Life
Malinda Jensen Director of Residence Life
Matt Lenno Assistant Vice President For Student Affairs, Campus Life
Adam Melfa Case Manager, Student Affairs
Amy Morales Manager of Student Case Management
Shaunna Payne Gold Assistant Provost for Diversity & Inclusion
Alison Peer Director, Student Conduct and Civility Education
Matthew Reinhart Associate General Counsel, Office of the General Counsel
Greg Reising Director, Counseling Center
Sara Slaff General Counsel, Office of the General Counsel
Abigail Van Anden Housing & Residence Life
Susan Willemin Director, Accessibility & Disability Services

As-Needed Members

Other university officials representing various campus organizations may be asked to serve on the committee in specific situations as needed. 

The CARE Team meets weekly during the fall and spring semesters.

Contact Information

Division of Student Affairs
Admin Building, Suite 237
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-2055
Fax: 410-704-3441
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