The college campuses of today are housing students who face increasingly complex issues in an increasingly complex world. To ensure that OU’s residential students have a resource to help navigate the maze of college life, The College added professional counselor Donna Washington to its staff this past fall.
A licensed master-level psychologist, Washington comes to Ottawa University with experience as a therapist with Resolutions Clinical Services, LLC in Mission, Kansas, as well as with the Elizabeth Layton Center in Ottawa. In addition, she taught in the undergraduate psychology programs of both Park University and Avila University as an adjunct faculty member. She earned her undergraduate degree at Baker University, her Master of Arts in Psychology at the University of Saint Mary, and holds a long list of professional development credentials.
Vice President and Provost of The College Dr. Dennis Tyner has been a strong advocate for the new position. “Donna has had a huge impact on our students in the short time she has been on staff,” he said. “Having someone on our campus that students can access easily and regularly is a God-send. And the fact that she is continually busy speaks to the needs of today’s students and the importance of this position.
“Beyond the office, Donna is actively engaged in campus life and has a sincere interest in our students. That first-hand knowledge of the life and schedule of our students helps her better relate to them when they require her services.”
Washington is married to OU alumnus Mario Washington ’98.
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