Brian E. Warren, formerly the director of Cook Counseling Center and the Schiffert Health Center, has been named assistant vice president for student affairs. This promotion recognizes his new leadership responsibilities for two additional departments which now report to him, Career Services and Services for Students with Disabilities.
Inclusion of these two departments in his area of supervision will create opportunities for cross training and shared planning among units with similar missions. With his move to assistant vice president, Warren will step out of the day-to-day responsibility for managing the counseling and health centers. Dr. Robert Miller will direct the Cook Counseling Center and Dr. Paul Farrier will be interim director of the Schiffert Health Center, with both reporting to Warren.
In announcing Warren's new post, Vice President for Student Affairs Lanny Cross said, "Under Dr. Warren's excellent leadership, the Cook Counseling Center and Schiffert Health Center have developed collaborative relationships and creative programs that have benefited students. I am excited at the possibilities for even wider cooperative efforts now that Career Services and Services for Students with Disabilities, formerly a part of the Dean of Students Office, will be reporting to him."
Warren came to Virginia Tech in 1972 to join University Counseling Services as a staff clinical psychologist. He became assistant director in 1975, director in 1993, and director of both the counseling and health centers in 1994. He holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Randolph-Macon; a master's in psychology from the University of Florida, and a doctorate in counseling and clinical psychology, also from the University of Florida. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and is a licensed clinical psychologist in both Virginia and West Virginia.
"I am enthusiastic about this new challenge," Warren said. "The opportunity to lead all of these truly outstanding and nationally recognized service units is very exciting. It is my hope that working with these departments will yield greater coordination of efforts and lead to improvements in all direct student services, including Career Services, Services for Students with Disabilities, Cook Counseling Center, and the Schiffert Health Center."