Engineering Student Support Services

Alex Hall
Assistant Dean of Students
*Thornton Hall, Room A112
*Available for virtual or phone appointments only during Fall 2020 semester

Liz Ramirez-Weaver, LSCW
CAPS Psychotherapist
*Thornton Hall, A-wing Room B205
*Available for virtual or phone appointments only during Fall 2020 semester


Office of the Dean of Students Support Services

Alex Hall is an Assistant Dean of Students, embedded in the School of Engineering.  Alex specializes in providing crisis triage and response, Engineering and University resource referrals, information about University conduct policies, and generalist support for students in distress.  Alex works closely with support services and resources in other offices or areas of Engineering and the University to connect students with the most helpful and relevant support available for their specific needs or concerns.  She has been working in Student Affairs at the University of Virginia for nine years and is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Education at the University.

How to Make An Appointment

Students who wish to make an appointment to speak with Alex can call her administrative assistant at 434-924-7427; students may also contact Alex directly at During the Fall 2020 semester, meetings with Alex will take place by phone or Zoom, and are generally scheduled for thirty minutes to one hour.  She will also hold open virtual office hours for students via Zoom using her personal meeting room from 10 AM to 12 PM on Wednesdays between September 9 and November 25; meetings during office hours will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Alex will work with each student to determine what additional meetings or referrals will be appropriate and helpful.


CAPS Support Services

Liz Ramirez-Weaver, LCSW is the CAPS Embedded Therapist at the School of Engineering. Liz is bilingual in English/Spanish.


Liz specializes in helping students find effective ways to cope with:

  • Personal concerns: Stress, anxiety, depression
  • Academic concerns: Perfectionism, lack of motivation, performance anxiety
  • Developmental concerns: Adjustment to college life, identity (personal, cultural, sexual orientation, gender identity)
  • Trauma-Sexual assault, abuse and other traumatic events
  • Substance Use concerns: Alcohol and other drugs
  • Other concerns: Career direction, body image concerns, personal values, spiritual concerns etc.

How to Make an Appointment

* Fall 2020- Liz is available for virtual counseling appointments (video or phone.)*


Liz is a UVA confidential employee:

Faculty and Staff

Liz is available for virtual presentations on mental health and wellness. Please email Liz at and submit the CAPS Outreach request form