Who We Are
Hannah Simms, Associate Dean of Students
Hannah Simms serves as the acting associate dean of students and the executive director for Health Corps within the Office for Student Success, where she focuses on providing holistic support to the university community by connecting students, staff, faculty and families to services and resources across campus. Prior to this role, Simms served in UK Philanthropy, focusing on alumni programs and engagement. Before working at UK, she worked in government relations at a regional law firm. During her time in higher education, Simms is committed to amplifying creative and effective ways to ensure the success of students as they navigate their education journeys. Simms received her J.D., a B.A. in International Studies and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Kentucky.
Stephanie Love, Acting 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.
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, Acting Associate Director
Enoch serves as the Acting Associate Director 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.
Talasha Turpin, Case Manager
Talasha serves as a Case Manager for the Center for Support and Intervention. Talasha earned her Masters of Social Work and Bachelor of Arts in Social Work with a minor in Criminology at the University of Kentucky. Talasha also earned three different certificates in Clinical Social Work, Substance Use Disorders, and in Diversity and Inclusiveness Awareness. Talasha previously worked at UK as a Graduate Assistant at the Basic Needs Hub where she provided advising for students about basic needs issues. Outside of work, Talasha enjoys video games, walking her dog Willow, and shopping.
Jack Opal, Administrative Assistant
Jack serves as the Administrative Assistant for the Center for Support and Intervention and the Office of Student Conduct.
The Community of Concern Team:
- 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