Dr. Elizabeth “Lisa” Adair has been appointed as the full-time chair of the Clinical Mental Health Program (CMHC), after serving as the acting chair. She was instrumental in authoring the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) Self-Assessment Study for re-accreditation and is a licensed and practicing counselor.
Dr. Edward L. Guthrie, dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, says Dr. Adair stepped up as a leader in a challenging time for educators. In both the acting and full-time positions, she simultaneously supported the director of CMHC, Dr. Doris Lauckner, in the daily operation of the program, co-authored the self-study review of the program for re-accreditation, on-boarded two new faculty members, and along with the Dr. Lauckner, converted the entire program from a face-to-face, semester-based format to a hybrid modality and block scheduling.
“This was all done during the pandemic as we were all learning to adjust and serve our students. Her professionalism and dedication to the program and her students serves as an example. We are fortunate to have her,” Dr. Guthrie says.