Czerny promoted to director position

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Rachel Czerny, assistant director of campus engagement and wellness, was promoted to Director of Campus Wellness on Friday. 

According to Tiger Weekly, Czerny joined Doane University in June 2019. 

Czerny said she introduced Tiger Wellness to Doane University in 2019. 

“The mission of delivering comprehensive and inclusive opportunities that empower students was built on the ‘9 Dimensions of Wellness’ model,” Czerny said. 

Czerny listed initiatives she hopes to expand: 

  • Student Wellness Action Team: Wellness Wednesdays and other events

  • Condom Club

  • Group fitness classes

  • High-risk substance use education/awareness

  • Mental health and resilience programming

“Rachel hopes to continue to develop Tiger Wellness,” Tiger Life Weekly email said on Monday. “[By] creating an inclusive and vibrant campus environment supporting students in all nine dimensions of wellness.” 

According to Wellness, the nine dimensions of health are: 

  • Emotional wellness

  • Career wellness

  • Social wellness

  • Spiritual wellness

  • Physical wellness

  • Financial wellness

  • Intellectual wellness

  • Creative wellness

  • Environmental wellness

Kelly Jirovec, director of student health student affairs, said student health, the counseling center and the wellness program will be collaborating. 

“The three areas will be meeting regularly to discuss issues that we see in our offices,” Jirovec said. 

Sophomore Brynn Korinek said Czerny will no longer be the Student Programming Board’s sponsor. 

The SPB advisor duties have been shifted to Sarah Campfield with Rachel's position change,” Korinek said. 

With this new position, Czerny said she wants to offer new opportunities for students. 

“I hope to offer students the wellness resources and knowledge they need to thrive on campus and after graduation,” Czerny said.

Jirovec looks forward to Czerny’s work in the future.  

“Rachel’s work and expertise in wellness programming will free up time for the Student Health Office and Counseling Center to focus on direct care for our students,” Jirovec said.

Czerny said this new position is purposeful to Doane’s community. 

“This position is a reflection of Doane's commitment to supporting students not only in their academics but as human beings,” Czerny said. “Tiger Wellness recognizes that as students well-being greatly impacts their ability to thrive and fully participate in the Doane experience.”