November 29, 2022

Landphair Addresses Student Support in ‘Inside Higher Ed’

Vice President of Student Affairs Juliette Landphair

Vice President of Student Affairs Juliette Landphair

Vice President for Student Affairs Juliette Landphair spoke to Inside Higher Education for a story titledCounselors Join Cops to Help Students in Crisis.” The piece explored the ways colleges and universities are supplementing departments with mental health counselors for students who are struggling emotionally. The article highlights UMW’s initiative to provide students with access to counseling support after business hours to reduce the decision-making role of police during such crises. “Mental health concerns have now become one of the top few priorities for institutions in a way that you just didn’t see—I think student affairs professionals would say it was 15 years ago, but not presidents, and now presidents are saying it,” said Landphair, who chaired a working group last summer on the university’s response to mental health crises, which led to the after-hours counseling support and other changes. Read more.