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Beth Morrison

Beth Morrison is the Director of Wellness and Health Promotion Services, and the program coordinator for the campus suicide prevention program, “Salukis on Your Side.” Beth is an SIUC Alum and has a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology. Beth was born and raised in Chicago and considers herself a true Cubs fan. Beth believes that self-care is key to student success and you can find her all over campus giving presentations on Resilience, stress management, suicide prevention and sleep.

“To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.” ~ Dr. Seuss


Rebecca Gonnering joined the Wellness & Health Promotion Services team as a Confidential Advisor (Victim’s Advocacy Specialist) in August of 2016. Her graduate work was in Gender and Women’s Studies, with a focus on improving survivor support services. Prior to coming to SIU, she worked with a non-profit organization providing advocacy services to sexual and domestic violence survivors. Her current duties focus on providing confidential victim advocacy services to SIU students, sexual violence prevention trainings, and sexual health education.

Paul Hagan

Paul Hagan has a background in mental health, serving underserved and marginalized college students on campuses including I.U., UND, Concordia Morhead, CCCC, GLBT, and UCLA. Paul has a passion for healing in the broadest sense and liberation and social justice. Paul’s recent focus has been training on survivor support services and undocumented student support.

Julie Robertson

Julie Robertson-Brooks began working in Wellness and Health Promotion Services in February of 2018. She currently works as a Wellness Coordinator, overseeing programs like the Saluki Peer Education program. Julie is an SIUC Alumni, graduating with her Bachelor’s degree in Public Health in May 2017. She originally grew up near Carbondale, and enjoys the hidden treasures of Southern Illinois, as well as the interesting people she has the pleasure of meeting from the University.


Alex Grabowska joined the Wellness team in the fall of 2019. He has a bachelors degree in Spanish and Anthropology from Minnesota State University, and a master’s degree in Student Affairs and Counseling from Clemson University. He has worked on university campuses in several areas, including: housing, sustainability education, and leadership development. Originally from Minnesota, Alex and his wife, Elise, have enjoyed immersing themselves in the Southern Illinois Region. Currently, Alex works with Alcohol and other Drug Education and strives to ensure that students have all the resources they need in order to be the individuals they strive to be.


Kelsey Tuthill, Program Assistant

Khalid Almjjri

Khalid Almjjri, Graduate Assistant

Rachel Satterwhite

Rachel Satterwhite, Graduate Assistant

Trevor Thompson

Trevor Thompson, Graduate Assistant