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.


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.


  • 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 catalogue information about difficult situations involving students. The person maintaining reports for the committee is the Assistant to the Vice President for Students Affairs.


Name Office
Jana Varwig Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, Chair
Christina Olstad Interim Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, Housing & Residence Life
Joe Herring Interim Chief of Police
Robert Giordani Associate VP for Enrollment Management & Registrar
Matt Goldstein Director, Health Center
Alison Peer Director, Student Conduct and Civility Education
Matt Lenno Assistant Vice President For Student Affairs, Campus Life
Erica Arrington Office of Inclusion & Institutional Equity
Stephanie Baker Acting Manager of Student Support
Greg Reising Director, Counseling Center
Susan Willemin Director, Disability Support Services
Santiago Solis Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, Center for Student Diversity and Civic Engagment and Social Responsibility
Ben Walker Associate General Counsel, Office of the General Counsel
Malinda Jensen Director of Residence Life
Bethany Pace Assistant Provost

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.

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