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-Cornell University: Committee seeks input on student mental health priorities

Oct 23, 2020 - ENP Newswire

A comprehensive review of student mental health on the Ithaca campus was released Oct. 22, and the university is seeking input from the campus community to help prioritize the report's recommendations.

The mental health review was initiated in fall 2018 by President Martha E. Pollack after the Presidential Task Force on Campus Climate, which was convened to address persistent problems of bigotry and intolerance, linked incidents of bias with the need for mental health support.

A new Executive Accountability Committee has been formed to evaluate and prioritize the report's recommendations. The committee is led by executive sponsors Kathryn Boor, dean of the Cornell Graduate School and vice provost for graduate education; Ryan Lombardi, vice president for student and campus life; Sharon McMullen, assistant vice president of student and campus life for health and well-being; and Lisa Nishii, vice provost for undergraduate education...