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Counseling and Health Services records

Identifier: UA0405

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of records from two of the three departments within the Counseling and Health Services unit at UNC Charlotte, namely the Counseling Center and the Student Health Center. Each department’s records are arranged in a separate series.

The Counseling Center series consists of one file relating to the 1970-1971 Faculty Workshop to Facilitate Faculty-Student Interaction, which was funded by the Danforth Foundation. Materials include correspondence, evaluations, reports, and speeches given during the workshop.

The Student Health Center series contains material from the period when the Brocker Health Center was operational, including annual reports, a 1985 self-study, and a report titled “Alcohol and Other Drug Use among University of North Carolina – Charlotte Undergraduate Students.” (March 1990). The annual reports range from fiscal year 1989-1990 to 2003-2004, with the exception of 1997-1998.


  • Creation: 1970-1971, 1985-1990


Accessing the Collection

This collection is open for research.


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Administrative History

As of 2018, Counseling and Health Services is a unit within the Division of Student Affairs that is made up of the Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), the Student Health Center, and the Center for Wellness Promotion. According to the CAPS website, the Counseling and Heatlh Services unit exists “to provide wellness-related programs and services to UNC Charlotte students” (, accessed 24 August 2022).

Known as the Counseling Center until 2017, the Center for Counseling and Psychological Services was established in the late 1960s with Ronald B. “Sam” Simono as the director. In 2003, David Spano became the Director of the Counseling Center and the Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Programs and Services, at which point the Counseling Center became part of Counseling and Health Services.

A 1969 memo from Dr. Simono reveals that the center provided counseling, psychological testing, and information services and that both students and faculty/staff members could “seek assistance in resolving personal problems, exploring educational and vocational goals, and making more effective use of verbal and quantitative skills.” (See Chancellor--Subject Files, 1969-1973: Box 21 [G02.059.04.03], Folder 227.) In the early 2000s, select testing services were transferred to the University Career Center.

The following history of the Student Health Center has been taken directly from its website: “The original Student Health Center opened on March 24, 1971 in the Brocker Health Service building, named in honor of Edith P. Brocker, first dean of UNC Charlotte’s School of Nursing. The growth of the university necessitated a larger building and on October 10, 2007, the new Student Health Center opened. At nearly 32,000 square feet, the new building is almost triple the size of the Brocker building and features 21 medical exam rooms including two negative pressure rooms that can be used to prevent the spread of infectious bacteria. The Brocker building has been renamed Memorial Hall and is home to the Army ROTC and Air Force ROTC” (, accessed 2 May 2017).


.417 Linear Feet (1 box (five-inch letter document case). )

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Related Materials

Previous versions of the Counseling Center's website and the Student Health Center's website dating back to 2015 have been archived and are available at:*/ and*/

The following collections contain materials related to the Counseling Center:

Chancellor (Dean W. Colvard) Records (UA0026)

Chancellor (E. K. Fretwell) Records (UA0030)

Chancellor (James H. Woodward) Records (UA0174)  

Student Affairs Vice Chancellor (Bonnie Cone) Records (UA0101)

Student Affairs Vice Chancellor Records (UA0091)

Dean of Students Records (UA0116)

Academic Affairs Subject Files (1971-1975; 1975-1980)

Business Affairs Subject Files (1984-1988; 1980-1984)

Development Office Subject Files

Arts and Sciences (College) Subject Files (1967-1990)

Office of Public Relations Records (UA0226)

University Publications--Brochures/Printed Material (1961- )

The following materials are related to the Health Center:

Dean of Students Records (UA0116) - see AIDS file in Box 38

Chancellor (Dean W. Colvard) Records (UA0026)

Chancellor (E. K. Fretwell) Records (UA0030)

Student Affairs Vice Chancellor (Bonnie Cone) Records (UA0101)

Student Affairs Vice Chancellor Records (UA0091)

Business Affairs Vice Chancellor Subject Files (1980-1993; 1990-2006; 1992-1996)

Business Affairs Subject Files (1972-1976; 1974-2001; 1976-1980; 1984-1988)

Business Affairs Capital Improvements (1965-1987)

Business Affairs Capital Improvements--Drawings/Plans/Maps (UA0485)

Committees--SACS Self-Study (2000)

Facilities Management Capital Projects

Development Office Subject Files

Office of Public Relations Records (UA0226)

Photographs--UNC Charlotte (1965-1969; 1975- )

Special Collections Reference File (located in Reading Room)

Counseling and Health Services records
Olivia Eanes
May 2017
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte [All collections not yet online. For assistance, contact Special Collections:; 704-687-1170] Repository

Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte NC 28223 United States

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