LU CARE Team


Lamar University is committed to offering a learning environment for all and will work to protect, as much as reasonably possible, the health, safety, and welfare of our students and other members of the university community. To this end, the Critical Assessment Response and Evaluation Team (CARE Team) has been established.

The mission of the Critical Assessment Response and Evaluation Team is to coordinate the support services and resources of Lamar University to assist students who have reportedly displayed violent, threatening, or dangerous behaviors on campus. The university will provide a caring, confidential program of identification, intervention, and response to provide students with the greatest opportunity for success and the university community with the greatest level of protection.

To submit a report complete the online form or contact:

Dr. Terry Mena, Assoc. Vice President and Dean of Students
409-880-8458 (Committee Chair)

Mary Atkinson, Director of Housing & Residence Life
409-880-8560

Jeff Bell, Director of Human Resources and Title IX Coordinator
409-880-2215

Adrienne Blackwell-Starnes, Assistant Professor of English and Modern Languages
409-880-8589

Nick Cioci, Assistant Registrar
409-880-7597

Brenda Dixon, Human Resources Compliance Officer and Title IX Investigator
409-880-8373
Hector Flores, Chief of Police
409-880-8305
Shawn Gray, Director of the Student Health Center
409-880-8466
Shannon Hicks, Student Health Center Counselor
409-880-8466
Kayla Holloway, Associate Director, Undergraduate Advising Center
409-880-7297
Brenda McKay, Assistant Director of Financial Aid
409-880-7368
Cynthia Ksiazek, Student Health Center Counselor
409-880-8466
Kyle Mutz, Director of the Disability Resource Center
409-880-8026
Imelda Wicks, Director of Global Diversity, Inclusion, & Intercultural Affairs
409-880-8216