The University of Arizona

UA Hosts Higher Education Roundtable Focusing on Violence, Suicide Prevention, Risk Management

University Relations - Communications | June 19, 2014
(Photo credit: Paul O'Mara, University of Arizona RedBar)
(Photo credit: Paul O'Mara, University of Arizona RedBar)

Pima Community College officials will present, "A Case Review of Pima Community College's Experience with Jared Loughner," during Friday's event.

Higher education officials from across the United States will discuss ways to improve suicide prevention efforts during the final day of the Higher Education Case Management Association Roundtable 2014.
 
University of Arizona participants include: Melissa Vito, senior vice president for student affairs and enrollment management; Marian Binder, director of Counseling and Psych Services; Glenn Matchett-Morris, a staff psychologist and assistant director of Counseling and Psych Services; Lynn Reyes, an alcohol and other drug prevention specialist; Katherine Zilmer, a senior coordinator in the Office of the Dean of Students; and Nancy Stiller, director of the Ombuds Program; Kathe Young, a Oasis Program psychologist; and Megan McKendry, a violence prevention specialist for Oasis.
 
Friday's sessions open with an 8:30 a.m. presentation titled "A Case Review of Pima Community College's Experience with Jared Loughner." Aubrey Conover, vice president of student development for Pima Community College's West Campus, and Manuel Amado, executive director of the college's Department of Public Safety, will present.
 
Loughner pleaded guilty to murder and attempted murder in the January 2011 shooting that killed six people and injured then-U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
 
Other sessions to be held during the day include those focused on suicide and sexual violence awareness and prevention, wellness, self-care and unique campus partnerships designed to improve student support and institutional partnerships.
 
The roundtable, which began Wednesday, coincides with a call from U.S. President Barack Obama and his administration for the nation's colleges and universities to improve data collection on sexual assault and other forms of domestic violence on their campuses. The U.S. Department of Education on Thursday proposed a new rule under the Clery Act to extend more rights to victims on campus.
 
Earlier in the week, roundtable participants addressed threats of campus violence, how to better support suicidal students and ways to deal with student death, and other topics.
 
The full agenda is available online.

The Higher Education Case Management Association is a professional membership organization for individuals who provide case management services within the higher education sector. The association provides members with resources to advance best practice, knowledge and research to promote and enhance the well-being of campus communities.

Contacts

The Higher Education Case Management Association

520-626-6186

HECMA2014@gmail.com