Hackettstown, N.J., November 3, 2015 – Lorna Farmer, Director of Counseling at Centenary University, was a presenter with The Elements of Excellence Task Force of the Association of University and College Counseling Center (AUCCD) Directors Annual Conference in Salt Lake City recently.
For the ten years Farmer has been the Counseling Center Director at Centenary, she has been an active member of the Association of College and University Counseling Center Directors. She attends their conferences annually, has served on various committees, and has been chosen to present a workshop titled “Innovations in College Counseling,” for the last three years. Farmer assisted in the New Directors Leadership Institute, a full day pre-conference workshop and presented on Small College Counseling Centers. In addition, for the fourth year she moderated the workshop “What A Great Idea: Innovations in College Counseling”.
“By attending this conference for the fourth year in a row I have learned many innovations in college counselling, which I have been able to implement at Centenary University,” says Farmer. “It has been a tremendous experience and I have been pleased that I have also been able to share the information with my colleagues here at Centenary. Ten years ago, I attended the conference as a new director to learn as much as I could to do my job. To now be able to contribute to the training of new directors on the national level is an honor.”
The Elements of Excellence Task Force is comprised of members of the Association for College and University Counseling Center Directors. The mission of the task force is to provide impetus and structure for the organization to address the following in a coordinated, consistent and collaborative fashion: leadership development, management skill development, and creative thinking about current and future issues affecting counseling centers in a coordinated, consistent and collaborative fashion.
AUCCCD promotes the awareness of mental health and development issues in higher education through research, advocacy, education and training provided to members, professional organizations and the public. Current membership in AUCCCD includes over 900 colleges and universities throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia.
Founded in 1867 by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church, Centenary University’s academic program integrates a solid liberal arts foundation with a strong career orientation. This mix is designed to provide an educational experience that prepares students to succeed in the increasingly global and interdependent world.
Centenary University’s main campus is located in Hackettstown, N.J., with its equestrian facility in Washington Township (Morris County). The Centenary University School of Professional Studies offers degree programs in two locations: Parsippany and Edison, and at corporate sites throughout New Jersey. The School of International Programs recruits international students for study at Centenary and Centenary students for study abroad.