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David Reetz

Director Counseling and Psychological Services

Counseling and Psychological Services
Student Affairs

585-475-7108
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David Reetz

Director Counseling and Psychological Services

Counseling and Psychological Services
Student Affairs

Bio

EDUCATION

Ph.D.     Indiana University     Counseling Psychology

M.A.       Western Michigan University     Counseling Psychology

B.S.        U of Wisconsin - Green Bay     Human Development/Psychology

BACKGROUND

I have been a higher education administrator for the past Fifteen years, with a focus on campus-wide health, wellbeing, and equity initiatives that advance student success and career opportunity. Before serving as the current Director of Counseling and Psychological Services at Rochester Institute of Technology, I served as the Director of Counseling Services at Aurora University and Hanover College. Across these distinct educational settings, my leadership focused on more efficient and effective service practices to reach a broader range of students with campus-wide collaborations and training on prevention and early intervention strategies.

I speak on building campus-wide wellbeing communities with a particular focus on engaging faculty and addressing equity gaps among underrepresented students. I am the current President of the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD). Additionally, I serve as a governing board member of the 20x30 Learning and Action Network, a national network initiative across all disciplines in higher education to improve the wellbeing and academic outcomes of 20 million college students by the year 2030. For four years I was the lead researcher for the AUCCCD Annual Survey, the largest on-going database on college mental health policy, practice, and service delivery trends. I also served as an advisory board member for the Center for Collegiate Mental Health (CCMH), a national network that connects practice, research and technology to benefit college students, mental health providers, administrators, researchers, and the public. 

I am a first-generation college student. For me, that meant attending college was not expected and there was little knowledge on how to get through. Education is powerful and transforms lives in deep ways. I cannot image working in any other area. My work with the entire RIT community has been the highlight of my career. 

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