Student Development

Center for Student Development

The Center for Student Development is comprised of Career Services, Counseling Services, Health Services, & Multi-Cultural Affairs. Offering a wide variety of opportunities and programs to our students and the campus community is at the core of what we do.

 

OUR MISSION
The Center for Student Development promotes positive choices regarding physical, mental, and social well-being of the individual members of the campus community. This is achieved by fostering the development of insights, values, and ideas toward implementation of each individual’s personal, academic and professional goals. The Center for Student Development is committed to developing individual leadership skills and an appreciation for diversity among individuals by affording opportunities for individual growth within a diverse campus population.

OUR FACILITIES
The Center for Student Development provides free ‘one-stop-shopping’ for students seeking any of our available services. Located on the lower-level of Cantrell Hall, we offer:

  • a Health & Wellness wing for Counseling Services, Health Services, and Wise County Health Department services, including a fully-equipped exam room, an observation area for sick students, and a separate waiting area for sick students
  • a Career Services wing that offers a career reference library, computer and printer access, and a conference room.
  • a convenient, one-stop appointment area for all Center for Student Development services.

STUDENT DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY BOARD (SDAB)
The Student Development Advisory Board (SDAB) is a group of students who provide input for the scheduling of events, programs and activities for UVa-Wise students through the Center for Student Development that pertain to the overall health, development and future of students.

Students interested in joining the SDAB may view the membership application here in [word format] and [pdf format]. Contact Tabitha Smith for more information.

Our Staff

Rachel Rose, LPC

Rachel Rose, LPC

Director & Counselor
276.376.4035

Tabitha Smith, LPC

Tabitha Smith, LPC

Counselor
276.328.0131

Sara Schill, LPC

Sara Schill, LPC

Counselor
276.376.3432

Neva Bryan, MPW

Neva Bryan, MPW

Assistant Director of Professional & Career Development
276.328.0126

Lisa Fisher, RN, BSN

Lisa Fisher, RN, BSN

Registered Nurse
276.328.0193

Janice Payne, FNP

Janice Payne, FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner
276.328.0193

Sandra Jones

Sandra Jones

Multi-Cultural Affairs Advisor
276.328.0129

Nancy Pilkenton

Nancy Pilkenton

Administrative Assistant
276.376.1005

Our office hours are Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. Please visit or call us today at 276.376.1005 to discuss any of your career, health, and/or personal needs.