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.

Care Team Members

Peter Gatto
Director of Housing & Residence Life

Shawn Gray
Director of the Student Health Center

Karen Bowers
Assistant Director of the Undergraduate Advising Center

Brenda McKay
Assistant Director of Financial Aid

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

Kyle Mutz
Director of the Disability Resource Center

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

Canaan Daniels
Associate Director, Setzer Student Center

Brenda Dixon
Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources

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

Dr. Hector Flores
Lamar University Chief of Police

Chris Hazleton
Assistant Director for Student Conduct and Residence Life

Nick Cioci
Assistant Registrar

Robert Wagner
Assistant Vice President, Human Resources

Yatara Martin
Sergeant, LU Police Department