Community of Care

Assessment and Care Team (ACT)

As part of our commitment to be a "Community of Care," Butler University has an interdepartmental staff group that approaches students who seem to be having difficulties with college adjustment. This group, the Assessment and Care Team, meets bi-weekly throughout the academic year to discuss issues of concern and coordinate support to students. Issues discussed include disengagement from campus life, academic difficulties that may include poor class attendance, sexual violence/harassment, depression, disruptive behaviors, eating disorders, or other behaviors or situations that might impede a student's retention and success.

ACT Membership

Michele Atterson, Director of Student Disability Services
Karla Cunningham, Director of Residence Life
Martha Dziwlik, Assistant to the Vice President of Student Affairs
Anne Flaherty, Dean of Student Life
Bobbie Gibson, Assistant Director of Diversity Programs
Julie Howerton, Director of Health Services
Michelle Jarvis, Associate Dean, Jordan College of the Arts
Riki Lawrence, Student Development Specialist, Learning Resource Center
Angela Lupton, Assistant Dean, College of Education
Keith Magnus, Director of Counseling and Consultation Services
Jennifer Poor, Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
Julie Quigley, Academic Advisor, College of Business
Suzanne Reading, Associate Dean, College of Communication
Andy Ryan, Assistant Chief, University Police
The team is coordinated by Sally Click, Dean of Student Services. If you are concerned about a Butler student, please email Sally at or contact a team member with your concerns. After consultation, should the situation warrant, the student's situation will be referred to the ACT.