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 Title IX & Civil Rights Investigator, OIIE
Tricia Bradley Office of Inclusion and Institutional Equity
Tricia Brandenburg Deputy Director of Athletics
Dario DiBattista Director, Military and Veterans Center
Bob Giordani Associate VP, Enrollment Management & Registrar
Mollie Herman Interim Director, Counseling Center
Joe Herring Associate VP, Office of Public Safety and Chief of TUPD
Kelly Hoover Assistant VP for Student Affairs, HRL
Malinda Jensen Director, Resident Life
Tammie King-Kelly Interim Director & Coordinator Student Success Programs
Matt Lenno Assistant VP for Student Affairs, Campus Life
Adam Melfa Case Manager, Student Affairs
Alison Peer Director, Student Conduct and Civility Education
Keiwana Perryman Associate Director, African-American Student Development
Matthew Reinhart Assoc. General Counsel
Yu-Ling Shao Director, Health Center
Sara Slaff Vice President of Legal Affairs and General Counsel, Office of the General Counsel
Jaleesa Thomas Case Manager, Student Affairs

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.

Are you concerned about a student? Submit a CARE form.

CARE Form

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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