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Release: June 25, 2001
Sam Cochran to head UI counseling service
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Sam V. Cochran has been named director of the University
of Iowa Counseling Service (UCS) and clinical professor in the division of
psychological and quantitative methods in the College of Education effective
Cochran, adjunct assistant professor of psychiatry, has been with the counseling
service since 1982, when he was an intern in the unit. In 1983, he became
senior staff psychologist and in 1985 became director of clinical services.
He has served as assistant director of UCS since 1993. He holds a B.A. degree
from the University of Chicago, M.Ed. degree in rehabilitation counseling
and a Ph.D. degree in counseling psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Cochran succeeds Gerald Stone, who retires on June 30. Stone has served as
director of UCS since 1985 and has been a professor in the division of psychological
and quantitative methods in the College of Education since 1979.
UCS is the primary mental health agency for students on The University of
Iowa campus, with a professional staff of 12 Ph.D.-level psychologists, and
three psychology interns and provides short-term individual, group, and couples
counseling to students. The unit also provides consultation, psychoeducational
programs and training.
Phillip E. Jones, UI vice president for student services and dean of students
said, "We are pleased that Dr. Cochran will assume the directorship of
the University Counseling Service. He has been a vital part of the UCS for
considerable time and will continue the level of excellence for which the
UCS is nationally known."