Third CAPS counselor to start Monday

Tyler Pager, Assistant Campus Editor

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Counseling and Psychological Services’ third new staff member will begin working on Monday. The office received special funding for the new position last May.

Rosemary Magana will be specifically responsible for reaching out to Hispanic and Latino students, said John Dunkle, executive director of CAPS. He added that Magana is also fluent in Spanish.

“It’s going to be another way for us to reach students, particularly Hispanic and Latino students, that might not necessarily be willing to come to CAPS because of a stigma associated with it,” Dunkle said. “This person is really going to focus on finding ways of reaching out to that student population on campus in addition to seeing other students.”

Magana is a licensed clinical counselor and most recently served on the counseling staff of Columbia College Chicago.

Student requests for CAPS increased 19 percent during Fall Quarter and 14 percent during last year.

(Demand for CAPS up 19 percent as search for third new counselor continues)

Correction: A previous version of this story and headline misstated Magana’s profession. She is a licensed clinical counselor. The Daily regrets the error. 

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