I write on behalf of Counseling and Psychological Services in response to the story, “Increased staff and student demand leaves CAPS looking for more space.”
CAPS is deeply appreciative of the superb and sustained institutional support we enjoy from President Amy Gutmann and Provost Wendell Pritchett. As the writer correctly notes, CAPS has benefited greatly from generous increases in funding for staff, space, and programming. We are especially grateful for the most recent commitment to add five additional clinical providers to our caring and committed team.
We also want to clarify that the Vice Provost for University Life and I are delighted to be working very closely with students, staff, faculty, and school partners on how to deploy these important clinical and facility resources to innovatively meet, indeed exceed, student expectations. We are listening closely to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students as we consider all options.
We look forward to having more information to share in the coming months.
BILL ALEXANDER is the director of Counseling and Psychological Services.