We're here to hear!

Opportunities to Be Heard

From faculty and advisors to coaches and peers — and, of course, our professionals in the Center for Personal Development  — there really isn’t a day or time when members of the MU Community aren’t here for each other.

With COVID, unpredictable national news, continued focus on racial healing, and what can be typical semester stresses, MU continues its “Here to Hear” messaging to remind everyone that you’re not in any of this alone. Not only will “Here to Hear” remain a section on the Center for Personal Development landing page, but faculty and staff will continue to wear “Here to Hear” buttons so you may easily pick out someone eager and willing to be there for you.

Please, always, seek any one of the many support outlets MU provides and be heard in a respectful, listening-focused space. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our Chief Diversity Officer, Dr. Quincy Malloy Sr. (qmalloy@methodist.edu), and MU continues to also provide weekly opportunities for reflection and prayer through our Department of Religious Life.

Campus Contacts: We’re Here to Hear!


If you are dealing with general life issues, or anxiety, worry, disappointment, and/or other emotions, we are here to support you. If you need someone to assist you in processing and working through what you are experiencing, we are here for you! Whether you are an established client, or are seeking services for the first time, we are here to help! Please contact us at (910) 630-7150, or email for an appointment. We look forward to assisting you in any way that we can! – Deirdre R. Jackson, Ph.D., Director of Counseling and Psychological Services


Some of your closest relationships on campus now – and after you graduate – will be with faculty and staff. Below are just some of the faculty and staff who over the past year have proudly displayed their “I’m Hear to Hear” buttons, offering their time for you to share and help us all understand we’re not in this alone:

Arleen Fields, Carla Fagan, Deborah Morris, Trey Hoyt, Javier Pabon, J. R. Hustwit, Jimarr Williams, Kelly Walter Carney, Kevin Swift, Kyrstin Krist, Mark Kline, Mica Mitchell, Michael Wayland, Patricia Fecher, Patrick ONeil, Quincy Malloy, Shannon Matthews, Tat Chan, Tavares Hunter, Suzanne Blum Malley, Denise Bauer , Kelli Taylor, Pam Ellis-Phipps, William Walker, Stanley T. Wearden


Our Campus Chaplain – Rev. Kelli W. Taylor – and other members of the Religious Life staff are available by phone or email: (910) 630-7515 or ktaylor@methodist.edu.