When a VandalCARE Report is received, the student referred will often meet with one of our Case Managers. These professional staff members are highly trained in the resources available across campus and the community, as well as in mental health, academic skills, and other topics relevant to students. Meetings with them are friendly and caring and designed to help those who are distressed or struggling determine the best resources and plans for them.
In addition to working with students, Case Managers are assigned to various departments and academic colleges across campus to provide support, training, and resources to those areas.
Meet the VandalCARE Committee
The VandalCARE Committee is an interdisciplinary group of trained professionals who collaborate with campus departments, faculty and staff to help distressed individuals. The committee comes from various areas across campus, however it functions as a part of the Division of Student Affairs. The core team meets regularly throughout the year, and may invite campus partners to participate as appropriate.
Current members of the VandalCARE Committee
- Andrea Ingram
Assistant Director of Conduct & Community Standards, Office of the Dean of Students
- Blaine Eckles
Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
- Bruce Lovell
Manager, Campus Security
- Cari Fealy
Associate Dean of Students
- Corey Ray
Associate Director, University Housing & Residence Life
- Diane Kelly-Riley
Vice Provost for Faculty
- Erin Agidius
Director, Office of Civil Rights & Investigations
- Greg Lambeth
Executive Director, Counseling & Testing Center
- John Hennrich
Case Manager, Office of the Dean of Students
- Capt. Tyson Berrett
Moscow Police Department
Tasks of the VandalCARE Committee
- Educate the campus community about the function of the VandalCARE team.
- Assess individuals of concern.
- Coordinate the response to distressed students, faculty and staff and coordinate services, support and resources including, but not limited to:
- Consultation with campus partners about how to intervene with the person of concern.
- Care and concern outreach by the VandalCARE team or other designated faculty or staff.
- Referrals to connect students, faculty and staff with appropriate campus and community resources.
- Completion of suicide behavior reporting form.
- Referral to campus Threat Assessment Team.
- Continue to evaluate, monitor and follow-up with the person of concern.