Behavioral Intervention Team

Reports to Student Affairs 

Purpose: To be a resource to members of the University community who have a concern about a student’s behavior and need the opportunity to consult with professionals who deal with behavioral issues on a more frequent basis. The BIT provides an organized and coordinated method of assessment of the severity of an incident or situation affecting the University community. The BIT determines the need to intervention, identification and activation of appropriate resources and responses, ongoing monitoring, and evaluation of responses and outcomes.

Behavioral Intervention Team Members (Core Group):

Dr. Michele Smith, Assistant Vice President Student Affairs/Dean of Students (Chair)
Nelia Baughman, Dean of Students Office
Denise Baumann, Associate Director of Residential Life & Services
Andrew M. Englert, Associate Director, University Safety
Karla Gregg, Care Consultant
Julia (Julie) Holmes, Deputy Compliance Officer, Legal Affairs and Compliance
Rhonda Lesley, Director of Counseling Center
Jeffrey D. Mitchell, General Counsel, Associate General Counsel
Dr. Dee Siscoe, Vice President, Student Affairs
Alisha Tuttle, Clinical Assistant Professor
Sgt. Casey Wilkerson, Springfield Police Department

Outer Group

Laura N. Backer, Associate Director, Student Engagement
Dr. Tracey Glaessgen, Associate Director, Center for Academic Success and Transition
Casey Hunt, Senior Associate Director of Athletics
Justin Lozano, Director, Disabilty Resource Center,
Dr. Muegge, Director of Health and Wellness Services, Magers Wellness Center
Patrick Parnell, Director of International Services, Student Services
Jill Patterson, Title IX Coordinator, Title IX Office
Dr. Kelly Wood, Executive Director, Center Academic Success and Transition

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