Tracy Arwari is heading George Washington’s university-wide network dedicated to supporting students.
An experienced educator is at the helm of the university’s CARE Network, which responds to a wide range of reports of concern about students—from academic performance to substance abuse and depression.
Tracy Arwari, who joined the university as the network’s case manager earlier this summer, holds a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona and is earning an Ed.D. from GW’s Graduate School of Education and Human Development. She has served as a faculty member at the College of William and Mary, Georgetown University and George Mason University.
“Dr. Arwari serves as a resource both for our students who need a little extra attention and support and for our campus partners on the faculty and staff who now have a clear point of contact they can turn to assist students they are concerned about,” said Peter Konwerski, senior associate provost and dean of student affairs.
The CARE Network is composed of a cross-functional group of professionals from across the university who meet to review, discuss and provide resources to students of concern. The group includes academic advisers and representatives from the Center for Alcohol and other Drug Education, the Center for Student Engagement, Student Health Services, University Counseling Center and the Multicultural Student Support Center, among others.
Students of concern are identified through multiple sources, including anonymous reports, and assigned a case manager who helps the student connect to appropriate support systems.
“As the case manager for the CARE Network, I'm excited to help students get back on track and connect them to the resources they need to be successful both in and out of the classroom,” said Dr. Arwari, who is spending the summer raising awareness of the network with faculty, students and parents. “Every Colonial counts, and the CARE Network is an excellent way to reinforce the strong community we have at GW.”