Published: Feb. 1, 2024
Our Experts Leading the Way
The Division of Student Affairs began 2024 with a 26-year tradition recognizing staff members who go above and beyond to inspire every student — undergraduate, graduate and professional — to live the Longhorn life. And many team members showcased their expertise at regional and national conferences.
Kayleigh Damphousse, Monica McBroom and Clifton Murphy received Texas Parents Staff Merit Awards at the annual Team Appreciation and Celebration on Jan. 24. Read more about Damphousse, McBroom and Murphy and their important contributions to the University and Division.
UT Austin received the 2023 Campus Prevention Network Seal of Prevention based on the Longhorn Wellness Center’s health and well-being efforts. Our campus is being recognized because of the team’s comprehensive, evidence-based digital prevention education on sexual assault, alcohol misuse, mental health and discrimination.
Grace Bova (Office of the Dean of Students) and Kate Lower (SHIFT) presented “Getting West Fest Ready” at the Association for Fraternity and Sorority Advisors annual meeting.
Erin Brown and Brennden Ward (Counseling and Mental Health Center) presented about the Mental Health and Assistance Response Team at the January UT Staff Council General Meeting.
Erin Garcia, Susan Hochman and Laura Kinch (Counseling and Mental Health and University Health Services) presented “More than a Logo: Marketing, Branding & Public Relations in College Health” at the 2024 Southwest College Health Association Partners Conference.
Some of the Division’s health and well-being team members attended and presented at the 2024 NASPA Strategies Conference
- James Butler and Angelique Karditzas (Counseling and Mental Health Center and University Health Services) presented “Rest and Restore: Choice-Based Mindfulness Practices to Support Student Well-Being.”
- Kate Lower (SHIFT) presented “UT SHIFT and Sans Bar: Raising the Bar on Social Connection.”