About Us

The Office of Care and Civility Staff

Andrew Arvay, MS

Director, Care and Civility

Andrew Arvay serves as the Director of the Office of Care and Civility. He has over 10 years of experience in higher education and working with college students to support their development and wellness. Currently, he provides leadership for the various functions of the Office of Care and Civility, including the Care Team, student conduct, Fitness Center, and wellness programming. Andrew believes that actualizing your potential frequently requires a helping relationship, particularly during challenging times. Andrew graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Geography and from the University of Tennessee with a Master of Science in College Student Personnel. During his free time, Andrew enjoys food (both cooking and eating), learning about the world, exercising, and live music.

Strengths: Achiever – Relator – Analytical – Focus – Restorative

Lauren Carter

Assistant Director, Be|Well
Student Service Center

Lauren Carter serves as the Assistant Director for Be|Well and has worked in higher education for over seven years. Her experience includes working in Housing and Residence Life, creating retention programs, curriculum development, and student development. She aspires to help students maximize their potential and teach them how to take a preventative approach to stress management as a foundation for social, emotional, and academic development. She earned a BA in Film & Media Studies and a Masters in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma and an MS in Lifestyle Health Science and Coaching from the UNT Health Science Center. She enjoys live music, reading, spending time with family, and all things Marvel in her free time.

Strengths: Futuristic – Discipline – Relator – Strategic – Individualization

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Alexandria Cooper, MS

Senior Student Services Coordinator 
Student Service Center

Alexandria (Alex) Cooper serves as a Senior Student Services Coordinator for the Office of Care and Civility (OCC). With her role at OCC, Alex focuses on providing intentional programming for students centered on Title IX, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), drugs and alcohol prevention, suicide prevention, and overall well-being. In addition, Alex serves as a case manager for the Care Team assisting and providing resources to students in need of support. Alex also serves as a student conduct officer who investigates and resolves violations of the Student Code of Conduct and Civility. Alex strives to be a dependable support for students, faculty, and staff and uses her background in counseling and student affairs to guide this principle. Alex obtained a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master in Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Tarleton State University. In her free time, Alex enjoys spending time with family and friends, trying new cuisines, and new experiences in general.

Strengths: Harmony – Restorative – Positivity- Adaptability – Connectedness