January 24, 2017
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Will Meek as Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), effective March 20, 2017.
Dr. Meek brings valuable experience and skills to this role. He is currently the Assistant Director of Counseling at the University of Portland Health and Counseling Center with the primary responsibilities of managing the day to day operations, clinical service and campus leadership; a position similar in our structure to the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services.
Dr. Meek has been a leader at the University of Portland in creating culture change and significantly increasing student access to the Health and Counseling Center by decreasing first appointment wait times, and improving student experience by hiring diverse clinical staff with college counseling expertise. Notably, in that system, he worked extensively with Residence Life to increase outreach to students with cultural, gender, or power-based barriers to help seeking; with the Athletic department to provide flexible availability of care; and with the Diversity and Multicultural Programming Office to improve the campus climate for students including those holding marginalized identities through collective advocacy and education.
Previously, he was Lead Psychologist at Washington State University Vancouver and a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Delaware. He has also held the position of Adjunct Professor at Portland State University and taught classes in Counselor Ethics, Advanced Counseling Theory, Psychopathology, and Group Counseling. In addition, Dr. Meek is in the final stages of writing a book “Keys to Mental Health: An Integrative Model of Wellbeing”. He has published articles in the Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling and presented to the American Psychological Association, the National Counseling Psychology Conference, and the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors.
Dr. Meek is a licensed psychologist, and received his PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and his BS in Psychology from Baldwin-Wallace University.
We would like to thank the many campus partners, and undergraduate, graduate and medical students who served on the search committee, and those who met with the finalists during on-campus interviews and provided valuable feedback. We would also like to thank Drs. Allyson Brathwaite-Gardner and Jackie Twitchell who provided interim leadership for CAPS.
We are excited to welcome Dr. Meek to Brown and look forward to working with him as we continue to enhance the services provided by CAPS.
Unab Khan, MD
Director of Health Services
Eric S. Estes
Vice President of Campus Life and Student Services