I-CARE Behavioral Intervention Team

Purpose or Function: Care & Assistance, within the Dean of Students office, provides a centralized system for faculty, staff, students, and others to report concerns regarding students exhibiting disruptive, distressed, or high-risk behaviors. The I-CARE Behavioral Intervention Team reviews referrals received by Care & Assistance. The I-CARE Team meets weekly to ensure a timely and coordinated university response, based on established protocols, to address concerning behaviors of students. The Team provides recommendations for campus and community resources to help and support the student of concern. The I-CARE Case Manager then coordinates follow-up with the student.

Membership: Membership in the I-CARE Team shall consist of the Associate Dean of Students (chair), the I-CARE Case Manager (co-chair), and a standing representative and alternative from each of the areas identified below. Alternate representatives only attend meetings in the case of an absence of the primary representative from their area. Representatives from Student Engagement & Success (SEAS) are appointed by the Vice President for Student Engagement and Success and Intercollegiate Athletics in collaboration with the Associate Dean of Students for Care & Assistance. Members from other divisions are appointed by their respective vice presidents or designees.

  • Student Conduct & Advocacy
  • University Counseling Center
  • Disability Services
  • University Police Department
  • Islander Housing
  • Academic Affairs

Chair: Associate Dean of Students and I-CARE Case Manager

Responsible University Official: Vice President for Student Engagement and Success and Intercollegiate Athletics

I-Care Behavioral Intervention Team Members
Name Unit Represented Term End

Claudia Ayala

Associate Dean of Students (Chair)

N/A

Karyn Salazar-Vega

I-CARE Case Manager (Co-Chair)

N/A

Michael La Torre

Student Conduct & Advocacy

N/A

Theresa Sharpe

Counseling & Health Services

N/A

Joseph Hayen

Disability Services

N/A

Melissa Perkins

University Police Department

N/A 

John Lauer

Islander Housing

N/A

Deshawna McCray

Academic Affairs

N/A

Alternates

Veronica Ysaguirre

Student Conduct & Advocacy

N/A

Jennifer Yarbrough

University Counseling Center

N/A 

Vacant

Disability Services

N/A

George Herrera

University Police Department

N/A

Laura Glasgow

Islander Housing

N/A

Marissa Guerra

Academic Affairs

N/A

Last Updated: 12/14/2023