Improve Student Retention By Promoting Emotional Wellness On Campus

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Conversations that change lives.

About Our Presenters

Conversations that change lives.

Micky M Sharma, Psy.D., Director of the Office of Student Life’s Counseling and Consultation Service at The Ohio State University

As Director, Dr. Sharma specializes in the treatment of mental health issues of college and university students. He is also the President of the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD), and has previously served as a board member for the Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies (ACCTA) and in the Council position of the Disaster Response Network for the Illinois Psychological Association. His special areas of interest include: trauma, multiculturalism and diversity, professional consultation and collaboration, eating disorders, training and supervision
Previously, she worked for three years as the Outreach, Prevention, and Education Coordinator at the Vanderbilt Psychological and Counseling Center creating relationships, partnerships and programming across campus. She works specifically in the areas of substance use prevention, suicide prevention, stress management, faculty and staff training, and coordination of care for students of concern. She created and oversees the peer educator group, LEAPS (Liaisons Educating & Advocating for Psychological Support) as well as serves as co-advisor for the Vanderbilt [IM]Perfection Project.

Ron Goldman, Co-founder & CEO, Kognito

Ron Goldman is an innovator, tech executive and social entrepreneur. Ron co-founded and has served as CEO of Kognito since 2003 where he has pioneered the use of gaming and simulation technology for learning experiences in health, behavioral health and education. Ron has spearheaded and commercialized ground-breaking simulation technology integrating The Kognito Conversation Platform™ with principles of neuroscience, social cognition and game mechanics. He has been a principal investigator and co-author of several articles published in peer-reviewed journals. 

Rachel Eskridge, M.Ed., Director of the Center for Student Wellbeing in the Office of the Dean of Students at Vanderbilt University

Research shows that there is a direct relationship between students’ mental health, retention rates, and academic performance. Nearly 30% of college students reported feeling so depressed that it was difficult for them to function. This critical connection makes mental health a priority to everyone on campus who has student retention and academic performance as their core objectives.

Join us for an engaging webinar where experts from Ohio State University, Vanderbilt University and Kognito will provide insights on the relationship between students’ mental health and their academic success. In addition, our panelists will provide effective strategies that schools can implement to improve emotional wellness on campus and therefore retention rates and academic performance.

Suggested Audience:

  • Academic Advisor
  • VP of Student Affairs
  • Director of Counseling Center
  • Dean of Student Services
  • Residence Life

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