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Student Wellness Steering Committee

Membership by position: Associate Athletic Director; Associate Dean, College of Behavioral and Health Sciences; Chair, Department of Health and Human Performance; Chair, Department of Psychological Science and Counseling; Chair, Department of Social Work; Chair, School of Nursing; Director, Counseling and Health Services (Chair); Director, University Recreation; Education Faculty Member; Ft. Campbell Faculty Member; Military Advisor in Residence; Vice President for Student Affairs; and at least two students.

Description: The Student Wellness Steering Committee is responsible for monitoring the work of committees devoted to student wellness. Reporting committees include, but are not limited to, Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Committee, Health Promotion Committee, and Mental Health and Wellness Committee. The steering committee will nominate chairs and members of committees to Faculty Senate. The steering committee will ensure delivery of effective strategic planning, policy development, population assessment, internal and external communication, and community building in the interest of creating a culture of student wellness at the University. (Approver: VPSA)

2019-2020 Membership:

Name Area Department Service Term
Jeff Rutter, Chair Student Affairs Counseling and Health Services 2020-2021
Melissa Gomez Faculty, CoBHS Health & Human Performance 2020-2021
Lynne Crosby Academic Affairs Provost's Office 2020-2021
Benita Bruster Faculty, CoE Education 2020-2021
Scott Brower President's Office Military Advisor In Residence 2020-2021
Eric Norman Student Affairs Student Affairs 2020-2021
Eve Rice Faculty, CoBHS Nursing 2020-2021
Lisa Varytimidis Athletics Athletics 2020-2021
Kathryn Woods Faculty at FC, CoBHS Leadership and Organizational Administration 2020-2021
David Davenport Staff, Director University Recreation 2020-2021
Nicole Knickmeyer Faculty, CoBHS Psychological Science and Counseling 2020-2021
Vacant Student Affairs Student Counseling & Health Services 2020-2021
Katie Woodard Campus Minister Minister 2020-2021
Lynn Fisher Finance and Administration Emergency Management 2020-2021
Taylar Hastings Student Affairs Student Representative 2020-2021
Kathryn Gardner Student Affairs Student Representative 2020-2021
Iva Rubio Student Affairs Student Representative 2020-2021
Korean Harris Student Affairs Student Representative 2020-2021

If you have any questions, concerns, or would like more information about the Mental Health and Wellness Committee, please contact:

Jeff Rutter, Chair
Email:  rutterj@apsu.edu