Office of Student Affairs

Student Development

The Office for Student Development is part of the MICA Health and Wellness team alongside Student Health Services, Student Counseling Center, Accessibility and Disability Services, MICA Fitness, and Health Promotion.

Louise Cracknell - Assistant Director for Student Development and Helen Stitchel - Coordinator for Student Development work directly with students to help them work through concerns that are impacting their academic success, well-being, and enjoyment of their time at MICA. These can range from struggles with mental and medical health  to financial and family issues. By utilizing a combination of one-on-one meetings and collaboration with campus partners, Student Development supports students based on their individual needs and concerns.

It is to the benefit of students to speak with Louise or Helen early in the semester if they are experiencing ongoing concerns, or as soon as possible after a concern arises. Even if they are not sure whether or not Student Development can help, students are welcome to reach out for guidance. Early intervention and support can often provide students with more options than waiting for a situation to resolve on its own or until a crisis situation develops.

For more detailed information about the ways the Office for Student Development can help you, please check out the guides below for Students and Faculty.

Student Development Specialist Guide for Students

Student Development Specialist Guide for Faculty

If you have specific questions regarding areas of support the Office for Student Development can provide, please view the Frequently Asked Questions page.

Still not finding what you need? Please reach out to Louise using one of the methods listed below. 

To schedule an appointment:

Louise - https://calendly.com/lcracknell

Helen - 

Drop-In Hours:

Louise - Mondays from 1 - 4 pm! (Bunting 265)

Helen - Wednesdays from 1 - 4 pm! (Bunting 261)

Student Absence Support

If you need to request support with absences due to medical concerns, mental health concerns, death in the family, or other personal circumstances please complete this form to the best of your ability.

Student Support Request

If you need to request faculty outreach, a medical withdrawal or return from a leave of absence due to medical concerns, mental health concerns, death in the family, or other personal circumstances please complete this form to the best of your ability.

Student Development

Louise Cracknell

Location

Office of Student Affairs 1300 W Mount Royal Ave Bunting Centre - 265 Baltimore, MD 21217