FRONTLINES with Jamie Davidson, Associate Vice President for Student Wellness at University of Nevada at Las Vegas
In the latest installment of her column “Frontlines,” former associate Dean for Health, Counseling and Wellness and Director of the Health Center at Bentley University, Gerri Taylor, interviews Jamie Davidson about his path from studying business at a local community college in Florida to becoming Associate Vice President (AVP) for Student Wellness at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas (UNLV).
In 1994, Davidson arrived at UNLV, where there was a single PhD-level psychologist on staff—him. To keep the center from closing, he threw himself into pioneering research assessing the link between counseling services and student learning and retention. He spent the next several years climbing the ranks from director of counseling to AVP by 2001, when he spearheaded the integration of physical and mental health services at UNLV.