Appendix D



Counseling and Psychological Services for Students


Senior Director of Counseling and Psychological Services Dr. Benjamin Locke began his work with CAPS in 2003 as the assistant director of research and technology. He transitioned to the role of senior director in August of 2016. Dr. Locke has 19 years of clinical experience in a variety of settings, including wilderness therapy programs, community mental health centers, group homes, college counseling centers, and psychiatric hospitals. During his time at Penn State, Dr. Locke has accomplished a number of objectives, from the creation of the Center for Collegiate Mental Health (CCMH) to the development of data standards for electronic medical record software.

Based upon Dr. Loche’s presentation, the Faculty Senate will consider the following questions:

  1. Do Penn State students have adequate access to counselors, sessions, creative solutions, and resources to address their mental health needs?
  1. How can Penn State Faculty and our Faculty Senate foster a climate that best promotes Student Mental Health and access to support resources on campus?


  • Sidharth Agrawal
  • Gilbert Ambler
  • Paul Barney
  • Mark Brennan
  • Terry Ford
  • Kevin Harwell
  • Katie Jordan
  • Matthew Kaag
  • Barrett Lee
  • Martha Levine
  • Shawn Lichvar
  • Mary Miles, Co-Chair
  • Alex Shockley, Co-Chair
  • Damon Sims