Campbellsville University Names Jodi Allen as Director of Counseling

By Joan C. McKinney, director of university communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Jodi Allen of Campbellsville has been named director of counseling at Campbellsville University, according to Dr. Michael V. Carter, president.

As director of counseling services, Allen will be overseeing all counseling services for students at CU. There will be two part-time counselors on staff in addition to Allen.

Lynn Colvin LPCC of Campbellsville and Wanda Dobbins LCSW of Hodgenville will be at the Office of Counseling Services two days per week to meet with students in need of services, Allen said.

In addition to counseling services, through her administrative role at CU, Allen will facilitate the growth of the counseling services by building educational programs and offering groups focused on mental health issues. Counseling services for college students are free of charge. The Office of Counseling Services will be under the guidance and direction of Dave Walters, vice president for admissions and student services, and Josh Anderson, dean of students.

Allen has served as director of introductory studies at CU since 2003. She assumed her new position July 1.

She holds licenses as a professional counselor and marriage and family therapist.

Allen is a 1993 graduate of Lafayette High School in Lexington and a 1997 graduate of the University of Kentucky. She received her master of education in counseling in 1999 from Lindsey Wilson College where she was named “Graduate Student of the Year.”

After completing her master’s degree, she worked as a school counselor for the St. Augustine/St. Dominic Schools, in Lebanon and Springfield, respectively, until 2003.

She has served on the executive board of the Kentucky Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and is a member of that board along with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.

She has had articles published including “What Couples Say Works in Domestic Violence Therapy” in Qualitative Report in September 2001.

Allen is the daughter of John and Gloria Morris of Lexington, Ky. She and her husband, Ryan, have a daughter, Catherine Paige, who was born in February 2003.

Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 2,310 students who represent 100 Kentucky counties, 32 states and 28 foreign nations. Listed in U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” 14 consecutive years as one of the leading Southern master’s colleges and universities, Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his ninth year as president.

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