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Kara Whitney

Director of Student Affairs

kwhitney@asms.net |  (251) 441-2142

M.S., Clinical Mental Health Counseling - University of South Alabama

B.A., Psychology – University of South Alabama

Biography: Kara Whitney is originally from Pensacola, Florida. She came to Mobile to study at the University of South Alabama. She is a seasoned student affairs professional with a background in residence life, mental health, and professional counseling. She has held leadership positions within the healthcare industry as well as higher education. At ASMS, Mrs. Whitney works to address student needs outside of the classroom. She is married with one son and four dogs.

Accomplishments: Mrs. Whitney has extensive experience working with individuals with a history of trauma and severe mental illness diagnoses (psychotic disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, etc). The bulk of her clinical work as a therapist involved treatment of adolescents with severe traumatic experiences. Mrs. Whitney is working to develop curriculum for a comprehensive Orientation class for incoming students at ASMS for the 2020-2021 school year. This class will help our new students adjust to living in our residential community and prepare them with study habits for the rigorous curriculum at ASMS.