Kennedy to lead Student Health and Wellbeing

Written by  Marie Sutton

kennedy INSIDERebecca Kennedy, Ph.D.Rebecca Kennedy, Ph.D., has been named assistant vice president for Student Health and Wellbeing in the UAB Division of Student Affairs and will begin work here July 15. She will supervise the leadership of Student Health Services, Student Counseling Services, Wellness Promotion, Veteran Services and University Recreation.

Kennedy has more than 18 years of experience in Student Affairs, more than four of those as AVP for the University of West Florida, where she began her tenure in 1999 as a psychologist and later served as its director of Student Health and Wellness Education, Health and Counseling Services and Counseling and Psychological Services. She was a founding member of the university’s Behavioral Intervention Team and a member of the University Risk and Compliance Council and the Title IX and Student Affairs Multicultural Competence Leadership committees and more. 

Kennedy, who most recently managed her own private practice in clinical psychology in Pensacola, Florida, has extensive training in the treatment of depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, trauma, sexual assault, relationship concerns and eating disorders and other mental health concerns.