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Care Team

Allison Cole, Care Manager

Licensed Professional Counselor and Mental Health Service Provider

What I love about what I do: I love being a helper, and I especially like working with students. I think this is such an important time in their lives when they are on the threshold of going into the adult world and also figuring out what they want to do with their life and career.

How long I have worked at UT: I have been at UT since October of 2017.

What I love most about UT: The resilience of the student population at UT is really special.


Madisien Howard, Care Manager

What I love about what I do: I love the opportunity to connect with students and to support them with actualizing their goals and holistic wellness.  In this capacity, we are able to bridge students with the vast array of support services, organizations, and opportunities here at UT and the broader community.  Not only that, I am also able to have an amazing time doing what I love! This is just an all-around amazing way to serve!

How long I have worked at UT: Since August 2018!

What I love most about UT: I am most appreciative of the family spirit of UT.  Since joining the team, it has felt just that—a team.  This spirit of unity and connectedness transcends my department into the larger body of UT, from administrators to staff and students.  This is a great place to be!


Lisa Loar, Director of Care and Resilience

 

What I love about what I do: Coming soon!

How long I have worked at UT: 

What I love most about UT:


Rosa Martinez, Care Coordinator

 

What I love about what I do: I love being able to support and empower students during a pivotal time in their lives. It is an honor to help students navigate through school and plan for their futures.

 How long I have worked at UT: I have worked at UT since October of 2021

 What I love most about UT: The UT spirit and sense of community


Katie Morse, Care Coordinator

 

What I love about what I do: I love offering support and services to students at such an important time of change and growth in their lives. It is an honor and privilege to be able to witness their resilience and walk with them on their journey. I enjoy being a useful resource as they discover who they are, what they love, and where they belong.

 How long I have worked at UT: I’ve been with UT since October 2021

 What I love most about UT: The Volunteer spirit of UT is truly special. We are all working toward a common goal of creating an inclusive, vibrant campus where everyone feels like a member of the UT family.


Joe Pierce, Associate Dean of Students

What I love about what I do: Meeting students where they need support, encouragement, and connection.

How long I have worked at UT: Began full time in August of 2021. Served as an intern August 2020-May 2021.

What I love most about UT: The VOLUNTEER SPIRIT is contagious and feels electric on campus.


Leda Porter, Care Coordinator 

What I love about what I do:  I love engaging the students and being a support for them. The work that we do is pivotal to the well-being of the students. I also love how this job allows me to foster relationships with other UT staff and faculty outside of my department. I believe fostering those relationships are important because they are a part of helping the students become successful.

How long I have worked at UT:  I have worked at UT since May 3, 2021.

What I love most about UT:  I love the sense of unity and camaraderie. There is something special, almost magical in the UT atmosphere. I am so grateful to be a part of it.


Kertesha Riley, Care Coordinator 

What I love about what I do: Sometimes life throws us so much static, that it’s hard to see what the next step might be. So I like to think that my work is all about helping clear some of that static for students so they can keep moving forward in their journey here at UT.

How long I have worked at UT: I’ve been at UT for over 6 years (since 2015)! Before coming to the team, I worked in the Center for Career Development & Academic Exploration.

What I love most about UT: I love the energy of campus, and how no matter who you are, there’s a place and group for you.


 

 

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