UNK Concerning and Risky Events (CARE) Team

UNK’s CARE Team is a group of professionals from across the campus that receives referrals on students of concern, collects additional information, and identifies and enacts appropriate strategies for addressing the concerns. The purpose of the team is to provide a confidential means for early intervention of at-risk students through collaboration with campus departments, faculty, and staff.

Students exhibiting behaviors that are of concern in relation to their personal, physical, and emotional well-being should be referred to CARE Team. The CARE Team is not meant to be the sole mechanism of communication and will not take the place of services provided by Counseling & Health Care, Student Conduct Office, University Police, or other established student services.

CARE Team provides a central structure for campus departments and offices that need help dealing with a student who is displaying concerning, disruptive, or distressed behaviors. The team is also tasked to develop a strategic plan of action to ensure the safety of the student and the campus at large.

Members of the CARE Team:

  • Wendy Schardt - Director of Student Health and Counseling | (308) 865-8047
  • George Holman - Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Director, Residence Life | (308) 865-8519
  • Trelana Daniel - Associate Director, Residence Life | (308) 865-8519
  • Dave Roberts - Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Student Conduct | (308) 865-1619
  • David Luker - Director, Academic Success & Disability Services | (308) 865-8988
  • Heather Wolf - Assistant Director Student Activities | (308) 865-8057
  • Jim Davis - Director, Police & Parking Services | (308) 865-8517
  • Traci Gunderson - Coordinator, International Affairs | (308) 865-8501
  • Lee Ann Purdy - Coordinator, Risk Management | (308) 865-8641
  • Aaron Estes - Assistant Director, Academic & Career Services | (308) 865-8501
  • Dr. Kenya Taylor - Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs | (308) 865-8843
  • Ricci Fast - Investigations & Education Sergeant
  • Rachel Page - Assistant Athletic Director - Compliance & Students Services | (308) 865-8863
  • Kayleigh Dawson - Title IX Specialist | (308) 865-8655
  • Tracy Falconer - Assistant Director, International Education | (308) 865-8873
  • Jennifer Harvey - Director, Thompson Scholars Learning Community | (308) 865-8364