Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) welcomed Emma Campbell ’13, ’21G in late October as a mental health educator through the MINDful College Connections Consortium. Campbell graduated from SMWC in 2013 with a degree in psychology and earned her Master of Leadership Development (MLD) from The Woods in 2021.
As a mental health educator, Campbell will add to the service levels that the Student Counseling Center provides. Her position is designed to provide preventative and supportive services through one-on-one skill-building and case management, workshops and mental health events. She is looking forward to being an additional resource and building a comprehensive approach to mental health and wellness on the SMWC campus.
Aaron Slocum, Ph.D., associate vice president for student affairs, shared that he is thrilled to have Campbell join the team at SMWC. “I am so excited for Emma to join our team. Her skillsets and knowledge will move us in the right direction when educating our students on mental health and creating fun and engaging programming,” Slocum said.
Campbell looks is excited to bring a new perspective to SMWC and to connect with students. “If I had to choose, I would say I’m looking forward to working with students on skill-building. It’s a unique concept that not everyone gets, especially in high school. I’m also looking forward to forming new programs and introducing students to new ideas,” Campbell said.
Along with Pomeroy Pride, Campbell brings eight years of experience in higher education to The Woods. She credits SMWC’s MLD program for helping her to advance. “I was already working in higher ed – mostly working in events and advancement – but I knew that in order to advance in higher ed, I needed a master’s degree. Of course, leadership skills were at the top of my list to gain,” Campbell said.
In addition to her position, Campbell enjoys doing crafts like cross-stitching and crocheting and being outdoors.
Although the campus appears different now than when she was a student, Campbell shared that she’s found the environment at SMWC refreshing. “I was a student while the College was still all female. I love the environment with a co-ed campus. It’s exciting to see so many people. It’s so nice to be back at The Woods and still feel that sense of nostalgia but also have this new excitement on campus,” Campbell said.