Engineering Student Support Services
Assistant Dean of Students
*Thornton Hall, Room A112
*Alex Hall is currently on leave, please use the number and email below to contact the Dean of Student's Office for assistance
Liz Ramirez-Weaver, LCSW
Katie Fowler, MA, LPC
*Katie Fowler will be on leave beginning August 2021. Please reach out to Liz Ramirez-Weaver, LCSW at ER2TN@virginia.edu or call CAPS at 434-243-5150 for assistance.
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 email@example.com. 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 CAPS Embedded Therapist at the School of Engineering
Katie Fowler, MA, LPC CAPS Embedded Therapist at the School of Engineering
Liz and Katie specialize 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
You may schedule an initial phone assessment online using the HealthyHoos patient portal (login using your Netbadge ID) or by calling the CAPS main number (434-243-5150) and notifying the receptionist that you are enrolled in the School of Engineering and Applied Science.
For more information, please see Getting Started at CAPS | Student Health and Wellness, U.Va. (virginia.edu).
Counseling appointments are currently virtual. More details will be forthcoming regarding in-person appointments this fall. Learn more about CAPS Virtual Services: www.studenthealth.virginia.edu/virtual-services.
Liz and Katie are UVA confidential employees: HTTPS://EOCR.VIRGINIA.EDU/CHART-CONFIDENTIAL-RESOURCES