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 CARE Team is a resource for faculty, staff, & students to report behaviors of LU students that may be potentially violent, threatening, or dangerous. The Team coordinates support services and resources to help LU students who have been referred to the CARE Team.

The CARE Team provides guidance, resources, & plans of action to help students succeed while providing the greatest level of protection to Lamar University & the surrounding community.

To submit a report, complete the online form.

LU Care Team Members

Dr. Terry Mena, Associate Vice President and Dean of Students (Committee Chair)

Mary Atkinson, Director, Housing & Residence Life

Shawn Gray, Director, Student Health Center

Kayla Holloway, Director, Undergraduate Advising Center

Brenda McKay, Assistant Director, Financial Aid

Dr. Shannon Hicks, Assistant Director of Counseling Services, Student Health Center

Kyle Mutz, Director, Disability Resource Center

Brenda Dixon, Compliance Officer and Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources

Jeff Bell, Director and Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources

Dr. Adrienne Blackwell-Starnes, Assistant Professor, English and Modern Languages

Hector Flores, Chief of Police, Police Department

Robert Smith, Lieutenant, Professional Standards, Police Department

Danny Foster, Senior Student Conduct Officer

Nick Cioci, Assistant Registrar 

Dr. Angela Hill, Dean of Students, Lamar Institute of Technology