About Us

The Office of Care and Civility Staff


Emily Mire, PhD

Director, Care and Civility and the Wellbeing Quality Enhancement Plan
Student Service Center, Suite 220

Dr. Emily Mire is the Director for Care and Civility and the Wellbeing Quality Enhancement Plan for the HSC. In this role, she serves as the chair of the Care Team, the Student Conduct Officer for the HSC, and leads the Office of Care and Civility. Additionally, Emily oversees the Wellbeing Quality Enhancement Plan initiative as a part of SACSCOC accreditation. She considers it a privilege to walk through life circumstances with members of the HSC community and works to help others define what wellbeing means to them. Emily graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a BS in Kinesiology and Health Promotion and a BS in Biology. She has a Masters in Public Health from UNT Health Science Center and a MEd in Counseling and Student Affairs from Texas Christian University. Emily completed her PhD in Health Studies with a concentration in Higher Education from Texas Woman’s University. She also has an active Certified Health Education Specialist certificate through NCHEC. Emily spends her free time exploring Fort Worth with her family and cheering on the TCU Horned Frogs.

Strengths: Learner – Responsibility – Individualization – Achiever – Relator

Jeremy Joseph, Student Services Associate, Student Affairs

Jeremy Joseph, MS

Assistant Director, Care and Civility
Student Service Center, Suite 226

Jeremy Joseph is the Assistant Director for Care and Civility for the University, serving as the co-chair of the Care Team and providing leadership over OCC initiatives. Jeremy joined the Office of Care and Civility in February of 2018. He is passionate about pursuing opportunities to empower and encourage people, as well as focusing on our students’ unique health and wellness needs. Jeremy graduated from University of Texas at Arlington with a BS in Kinesiology, and received his Master of Science in Exercise Science from Northeastern University. He has provided leadership over the Fitness Center along with the development and implementation of the Restorative Pathway Program. In his free time, Jeremy enjoys playing basketball, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Strengths: Achiever – Harmony – Restorative – Responsibility – Positivity

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Alex Fernandez, MS, MPH

Student Services Coordinator
Founder’s Activity Center

Alex joined the Office of Care and Civility in August of 2018. He has a passion for health and an innate drive to serve others. As a Care and Civility team member, Alex assists in the promotion, implementation, and assessment of UNTHSC wellness programs for students and staff members, as well as overseeing Fitness Center operations. He has earned BS and MS in Kinesiology from University of North Texas, Denton, and an MPH in Health Management and Policy from the UNT Health Science Center. Alex strongly believes that health is a journey, not a destination, and little everyday habits go a long way in the grand scheme of things. Alex’s goal is to add value and lasting positive change to the lives of students and staff members through health, wellness, and fitness programs. In his free time, Alex enjoys spending time with his wife and son, training, and learning new things.

Strengths: Harmony – Consistency – Restorative – Learner – Input

Alexandria Cooper, MS

Student Services Specialist 
Founder’s Activity Center

Alexandria (Alex) Cooper serves as a Student Services Specialist 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


Brian Rodriguez

Administrative Associate
Founder’s Activity Center

Brian joined the Office of Care and Civility in January of 2020. He assists in fitness center operations, program marketing, and offers administrative support for the office. Brian graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso with a BS in Business Management, where he worked as the Residence Hall Association Vice President providing wellness programming and support to the UTEP student body. Brian has also assisted in the start-up and managing of a strength and conditioning business, and has experience working as a marketing associate for a North American Hockey League organization. He strongly believes in the importance of mental health awareness, and wants to help others find a sense of overall well-being. In his free time, Brian enjoys playing golf, watching professional wrestling, and spending time with his dogs.

Strengths: Achiever – Harmony – Management – Responsibility – Learner

This page was last modified on September 16, 2020