Who We Are

 The Center for Support and Intervention (previously known as Community of Concern), consists of eight full-time staff members:

  • Therese Smith - Director
  • Stephanie Love - Assistant Director
  • Arion Jett-Seals - Basic Needs Coordinator
  • Debbie Dodsworth - Case Manager
  • Enoch Carlstrom - Case Manager
  • Ana Leskanich - Case Manager
  • Jason Schubert - Big Blue Pantry Manager
  • Cindy Wright - Administrative Services Assistant

The Center for Support and Intervention Staff provide individualized non-clinical case management services to students and comprehensive outreach and training to the larger UK community. Responsibilities include:

  • Process reports reports and referrals of individuals of concern
  • Consult with report submitters
  • Work with student and campus/community partners to develop plans for success
  • Follow up with students and campus partners as needed.

The Community of Concern Team is the Behavioral Intervention Team for the University of Kentucky and meets weekly to provide guidance to the CSI staff on students of high concern. This team is a multidisciplinary team including representatives from the following offices:

  • Academic Ombud
  • Dean of Students Office
  • Disability Resource Center
  • Office of Institutional Equity and Equal Opportunity
  • Office of Student Conduct
  • Office of the President
  • Office of the Provost
  • UK Counseling Center
  • UK General Counsel
  • UK Police Department
  • University Health Service (Behavioral Health)
  • Additional faculty/staff may be consulted on a case by case basis