Rogers State University has named Nikki Phillip as coordinator of counseling services in the Office of Student Affairs.
Phillip has served as part-time mental health counselor and adjunct instructor at RSU’s Bartlesville campus since 2013, and she will begin her new role on Monday, Jan. 4.
As coordinator of counseling services, Phillip will be responsible for providing assessment and counseling for all RSU students through individual, relational or group sessions. She also will work with faculty and staff to provide activities and programs that enhance the well-being and health of RSU’s students. In her previous role at the Bartlesville campus, Phillip provided counseling services to students and training for students and staff on a variety of university issues.
Dr. Brent Marsh, vice president for student affairs, said Phillip has participated in activities at all three RSU campuses and has built rapport with students.
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Nikki during her time here at RSU, and I believe that her experience, professionalism and familiarity with RSU will allow her to be a valuable asset to our students and campus community,” Marsh said.
Prior to joining RSU, Phillip served for two years as a Carl Albert Intern at the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation in Tulsa working with students to help overcome barriers during the transition from high school to work or higher education. As a graduate student at Langston University in Tulsa, she was actively involved in the suicide prevention program at that campus and was named its graduate student of the year in 2010-11.
Phillip also has served as a lead teacher at Victory Kids Care in Tulsa and as an education outreach coordinator at Oral Roberts University leading teams of volunteers at area public schools. She earned a master of science in rehabilitation counseling from Langston and a bachelor of arts in pastoral Christian ministries from ORU.
For more information about RSU Counseling Services, visit www.rsu.edu/campus-life/student-resources/counseling-services.