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Kelly Horner Named Director of UAlbany's Sexual Assault Resource Center

Contact(s):  Catherine Herman (518) 956-8150

ALBANY, N.Y. (October 18, 2007) -- The University at Albany has named Kelly Horner director of the University's Sexual Assault Resource Center, where she will coordinate and sustain programming, services, and other activities for education, prevention and response to campus-related sexual assaults.

The position was created in response to a recommendation by the Task Force on Sexual Assault, convened by Officer in Charge and Provost Susan Herbst last fall. The Task Force, led by James A. Anderson, vice president for Student Success, and Katharine Briar-Lawson, dean of the School of Social Welfare, includes students, faculty and staff from throughout the University and members of the Albany community.

"With more than ten years of experience in the human services field, Ms. Horner brings to the university a strong background in prevention, intervention and clinical experience with college students," said Anderson.

Horner received her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Western Ontario, a master's degree in psychology from City University of New York at Queens College and is completing her doctorate in clinical psychology from UAlbany.

She previously served as counselor at the University Counseling Center, where she provided clinical services to students and facilitated the BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening & Intervention for College Students) program that helps students become aware of their alcohol and drug use.

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