Who We Are

 

Therese Smith, Acting Associate Dean of Students for Rights, Responsibilites, and Intervention

Therese serves as the Acting Associate Dean of Students for Rights, Responsibilities, and Intervention. Therese is a two-time graduate of the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and a Master’s in Public Health. Prior to working in Student Success at UK, Therese worked in PR and Marketing for Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital, completed a three-year public health management fellowship at The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and worked in Emergency Management at UK.  When not at work you can find Therese enjoying her family, playing with her “pandemic pet,” Teddy, reading, or exercising. 

 


Stephanie Love, Acting Associate Director

Stephanie serves as the Acting Associate Director for the Center for Support and Intervention. Stephanie earned her Master of Social Work from the University of Kentucky and her Bachelor of Science in Anthropology from University College London, England. Stephanie is a Certified Social Worker and, prior to working for UK, worked for several years in the Lexington community, with a focus on crisis stabilization, needs assessment, education and employment access, and resource coordination. Outside of work, Stephanie enjoys being with her family, spending time outdoors, and finding quiet time to read.

 


Arion Jett-Seals, Basic Needs Coordinator

Arion serves as the Basic Needs Coordinator for the Center for Support and Intervention. Arion graduated from University of Kentucky in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in Social and Spanish. She then earned her M.S. in Social Work from University of Louisville in 2009. Arion went on to work in social work agencies and developed a passion for combining human services with the education. Prior to her work at the University of Kentucky, Arion worked at Bluegrass Community and Technical College as a Program Coordinator and Instructor, as well as Fayette County Public Schools as a Family Resource/Youth Service Center Coordinator. Outside of her role at UK, Arion enjoys spending time with her family.

 


Debbie Dodsworth, Case Manager

Debbie serves as a Case Manager in the Center for Support and Intervention. Debbie earned her Master of Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Kentucky. Debbie earned her Bachelor of Science in Retailing from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Additionally, she is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. Her professional background includes experience in the corporate, small business, and non-profit sectors.  Before working at the University of Kentucky, she worked in case management and workforce development. In her free time, Debbie enjoys reading and spending time at Keeneland.

 


Enoch Carlstrom, Case Manager

Enoch serves as a Case Manager for the Center for Support and Intervention. Enoch earned his Master of Arts in Post-Secondary Education: Student Affairs from the University of Northern Iowa where he served as a graduate assistant in the Dean of Students office working with conduct and students of concern. Enoch earned his Bachelor of General Studies with a Concentration in Nursing and minors in Leadership and Anthropology from Ball State University. Prior to working at the University of Kentucky, Enoch worked as the Assistant Director for Conduct as Miami University.  When not at work you can see him walking his dog Indy, playing volleyball, or enjoying Thursday Night Live downtown.

 


Ana Leskanich, Case Manager

Ana serves as a Case Manager in the Center for Support and Intervention. Ana earned her Master of Arts in Higher Education with a concentration in Student Affairs from George Washington University. Ana earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from James Madison University. Ana started her professional career in 2017 at the University of Kentucky with the Office of Residence Life as the inaugural Resident Director of Lewis Hall. Ana transitioned to the Center for Support and Intervention in 2020 as a Case Manager. When she is not at work, Ana is usually hanging out with her partner, watching movies, hiking or kayaking, or enjoying the wonderful food in Lexington.

 


Cindy Wright, Administrative Assistant

Cindy serves as the Administrative Service Assistant for the Dean of Students Office, the Center for Support and Intervention, and the Office of Student Conduct. Cindy has served in this role for eight years. Cindy has two sons and four grandchildren who she loves spending her time outside of work with. Cindy loves to read, swim, and go boating on her weekends/holidays.

 


The Community of Concern Team:

This multidisciplinary team provides behavioral intervention for students of high concern and guidance for CSI Staff. The CoC team meets on a weekly basis and consists of the following office representatives:
  • Academic Ombud
  • Dean of Students
  • Disability Resource Center
  • Office of Institutional Equity and Equal Opportunity
  • Office of Student Conduct
  • UK Counseling Center
  • UK General Counsel
  • UK Police Department
  • University Health Service (Behavioral Health)
  • VP for Student Success
  • Additional faculty/staff may be consulted on a case by case basis