Student Assistance Information

Mission Statement: Student Assistance educates students on how to self-advocate and effectively navigate university policies, procedures and processes. 

The Associate Vice President for Student Affairs provides assistance and support for students who miss a minimum of three class days due to illness, personal or family emergencies. A note will be circulated to professors advising of the absence. Students are still required to contact professors for guidance related to any missed work during the absence.

To utilize this service, the student or family member completes the Request Instructor Notification for Absences Form including supporting documentation related to the absence. In some cases, if a student is unable to return to one or more of their classes, the Student Assistance Team can discuss enrollment options. Students or family members should contact the office at 610-436-0165 to discuss options.

Request Instructor Notification for Absences Form

For other incidents or behaviors of concerns, the Associate Vice President works in conjunction with the CARE Team to provide outreach to students when concerns for their health, welfare and safety are identified. Please complete the Concerning Incident or Behavior Form to provide notification to the Associate Vice President.

Concerning Incident or Behavior Form

If the situation is an emergency, please call Public Safety at 610-436-3311.

Christy Lanshe

"Christy Lanshe"

Christy Lanshe, Assistant Director for Operations, is a proud advocate for student success. Working in the Office of the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, she is a point of contact for individuals who are in need of support when they are absent from class three or more class days, due to a reason or concern of an appropriate matter. Christy works closely with the Associate Vice President to ensure the proper channels are selected to notify professors when necessary. She is approachable, friendly, and a trusting source. She stays connected with the students during their time of need, enjoys seeing them thrive throughout their years at WCU, and wants them to have a great college experience.


Dr. Tony Delgado

Photo of Dr. Tony Delgado

Dr. Tony Delgado is Associate Vice President for Student Affairs. He provides assistance to students and families by identifying appropriate campus resources to help students overcome obstacles that may hinder progress toward academic goals, such as personal distress, anxiety, depression, family emergencies, health issues, and more.

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