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SIU’s Student Health Services director chosen for HERS Leadership Institute

Jaime Clark
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SIU's Jaime Clark named to HERS Leadership Institute

Jaime Clark, director of Student Health Services at SIU, has been selected to participate in the Higher Education Services (HERS) Leadership Institute.

The HERS Institute is an inclusive, transformational leadership development program for people identifying as women and non binary.

There will be three more sessions of the institute during the 2022-2023 school year.

During the institute sessions, participants share their leadership visions and create a capstone project that they can implement at their institutions.

Clark’s HERS leadership project is designed to bring a comprehensive approach to student health and well-being by actively addressing access of care issues.

Clark has a long association with SIU, coming to the university in 2005 from the University of Denver as a volunteer at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), fulfilling a requirement for advanced practicum students. The next year, she served as a doctoral intern at the center then continued with CAPS, becoming the outreach coordinator and practicum coordinator in 2007.

Clark launched her administrative career in 2009 becoming assistant director of CAPS and director of training. Clark advanced to become the director of CAPS in 2015 and was promoted to her current position as director of Student Health Services in 2020.

Clark was named the 2020 Women of Distinction Award winner. The award is presented to a faculty, administrative/professional or civil service staff member in recognition of “sustained commitment to women and/or issues of diversity through demonstrated leadership, vision or actions.”

Ethan Holder is a student contributor for WSIU Public Broadcasting located at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.
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