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Consolidation announced

Spectrum Volume 17 Issue 09 - October 20, 1994

(Editor's note: The following information is provided by Tom Goodale, vice president for student affairs)

Continuing our participation in the university's restructuring plans, and in keeping with the principles of Phase II, I am taking action that will promote a more efficient and cooperative working relationship between the University Counseling Center and Student Health Services.

A key component of this action will be to consolidate the administrative infrastructure of these two departments. As a first step, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Brian Warren, currently the director of the Counseling Center, as the new agency head of these two units.

Historically, Counseling and Student Health have worked together in a collaborative way in behalf of students. The appointment of Brian Warren to lead both departments will build on this relationship, while at the same time allowing resources to be reallocated to divisional needs and student services.

As we are in the final stages of planning a new facility to be known as the Student Health and Physical Fitness Center, announcing this decision at this time allows for cooperative decision-making on facility design and function.

Warren has been a staff member since 1972, and brings a wealth of administrative and professional experience to this position. I am pleased that he is willing to assume this new role. We do plan to consolidate our administrative infrastructure into one unit. A chief of medicine will be appointed to direct the medical aspects of the Health Center. Other administrative changes will be announced in the near term.

Warren has served as the director of the University Counseling Center since August 1993. Prior to that time, he served as acting director from December 1992, until his appointment as director. He served as associate director from 1980 through 1992. He is an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, has published extensively, presented lectures to a variety of classes, both undergraduate and graduate, in general psychology and counselor education, and has as conducted research in his field. He is a member of the American Psychological Association.

He received his bachelor of arts with honors in psychology from Randolph-Macon College, and his master's and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Florida. Warren will assume his new duties in this combined capacity on November 16.