Community of Care Liaison Program

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The Community of Care Liaison Program is intended to be a vital component in the university’s effort to foster communication, programmatic, educational, and logistical strategies around student mental health and creating a community of care. Specifically, the Community of Care Liaison program’s charge includes the following:

  • Articulating the roles and responsibilities of faculty and staff members with regards to student’s overall health and well-being. This includes, but is not limited to helping to educate faculty and staff about their roles as responsible employees around reporting sexual misconduct.
  • Communicating to faculty and staff about campus resources available to students that can promote resilience and mental wellness, as well as when and how to refer students to those resources.
  • Working with student affairs professionals to recommend ways to equip faculty and staff to recognize warning signs in students and to respond appropriately.
  • Serving as a primary point of contact in academic units for student affairs professionals. This will open a line of communication for discussion and consultation related to student mental health and wellness issues.


Please feel free to reach out to a Liaison in your college for consultation, questions, or concerns.

Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences, College of

Mary Lowry

Assistant Dean, ACES Academic Programs

Cory Ohms

Assistant Dean, ACES Academic Programs

Applied Health Sciences, College of

Gretchen Adams

Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Student Affairs

Business, College of

Jana Lithgow

Assistant Dean for Advising, Registration, and Support

Division of General Studies

Daniel Turner


Teri Farr

Associate Director

Economics, Department of

Melissa Newell

Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies, Economics

Education, College of

Kathy Ryan

Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs

Engineering, College of

Marie-Christine Brunet

Assistant Dean, Engineering Admnistration

Graduate College

Alexis Thompson

Assistant Dean for Student Success

iSchool at Illinois

Meg Edwards

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

Law, College of

Virginia Vermillion

Assistant Dean of Academic Administration

Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of

Bob Steltman

Executive Assistant Dean

Media, College of

Julian Parrott

Associate Dean for Student Services and Academic Affairs

Medicine at Urbana-Champaign, College of

Lindsay Honeycutt

Senior Administrative Director

Molecular and Cellular Biology, Department of

Deb Bielser

Coordinator of Undergraduate Instruction

Provost’s Office

Kathy Martensen

Assistant Provost for Educational Programs

Social Work, School of

Rachael Dietkus

Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

Brenda Lindsey

BSW Program Director

Veterinary Medicine, College of

Jonathan Foreman

Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs

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