Case Management

Case Mangement

Mission Statement

Case Management fosters student growth, development, and success by assisting students who are dealing with areas related to mental health, emotional well-being, and safety by providing outreach, resources, referrals, advocacy, and follow-up services.

Meet the Staff

Christopher S. Dennis
Assistant Dean and Director of Case Management
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“My role is to assist Scripps students challenged by issues which significantly impact their academic and/or personal success. As a first-generation student myself, I hope to provide students with an outlet to process their thoughts and concerns about the day-to-day discovery that is college.”

Christopher Dennis joined Scripps College in 2015, and serves as the primary liaison to health-care and mental health providers, faculty, and staff for those students requiring ongoing support. Before joining Scripps, Dennis was assistant dean of student affairs at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. At Bowdoin, he served as advisor to students in the sophomore, junior, and senior classes, working with students and families to help navigate challenges arising over the course of a student’s time at Bowdoin. Dennis was also responsible for addressing violations of community standards and connecting students with campus resources. Prior to his time at Bowdoin, he served in a number of different roles within a college setting, including adjunct faculty member and retention program supervisor.

Dennis received his MEd from the University of California, Riverside. He earned both an MA in organizational management and a BA from Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he majored in kinesiology.

Support and Services

Case Management/Reporting Students of Concern
Case managers collaborate and consult with students, parents, faculty, staff, and other campus resources to best address the diverse needs of each student. We also provide information that may help in recognizing and responding to individuals in distress and making appropriate referrals.

Off-Campus Therapist Referrals
The Dean of Students Office continues to supplement the counseling resources available to students with access to therapists off campus with whom we have developed local partnerships.

Responding to Distressed Individuals
Faculty, staff, friends, and family will often be the first to encounter a student who is in distress. Primary Contact Deans (PCDs) are readily accessible points of contact.