Case Management Specialist
My name is Shawra Rainer, and I am the Graduate Case Management Specialist in the UAB Office of Student Engagement. I receive referrals about graduate students who may be struggling or distressed in some way or about whom someone on campus is concerned. I reach out to those students to assist them in coping with whatever they may be going through, specifically linking students to appropriate resources on- or off-campus and facilitating faculty and student relations. This is meant to be a supportive and collaborative process, not a punitive one. My ultimate goal is to help reduce students’ stress and increase their support and ability to cope, in order to be as successful as possible at UAB. In addition to my case management services, I also serve as the Graduate Student Association (GSA) advisor. In this role, I work to protect and advocate for the best interests of all UAB graduate students. I collaborate with students to address any academic or non-academic concerns, as well as support and advise the GSA student leadership.
Shawra Rainer | Case Management Specialist