House Higher Education Takes Time to Learn More about Mental Health, Campus Safety and Student Debt

This morning the House Higher Education opened the day with a busy work session. The Committee heard from three panels with regard to three major, topical issues impacting the climate on higher education campuses – campus safety, student debt and mental health.

In a focused presentation before the Committee, Elizabeth McHugh, Director of Counseling and Health Services addressed national trends and strategies,  with regard to mental health and student services on campus.  Evergreen was joined by colleagues from Western Washington University and the community and technical colleges.

The Committee also heard from a panel of campus safety officers from Washington State University, Central Washington University, and Eastern Washington University with regard to campus safety trends and strategies on higher education campuses.

Finally the Committee heard from students from the University of Washington with regard to student-driven work on campus to analyze student debt at the University.

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