I find Dr. Van Brunt to be a valuable resource when it comes to behavioral intervention and threat assessment. Not only does he provide excellent, first-hand insight into the process of BIT work, he is also very approachable when it comes to needing strategies or advice on how to further strengthen the work we are doing with our campus BIT. His willingness to travel far and wide to deliver training and education on this topic is impressive.
Flathead Valley Community CollegeCarlin C. HaleCounselorFlathead Valley Community College
Orange Coast College
Brian Van Brunt has conducted multiple trainings on our campus, which is a Southern California Community College of over 20,000 students. Not only did he provide our Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) with the full NaBITA Certification course, but he also customized a one-day program for all staff and faculty based on his book, "A Faculty Guide To Addressing Disruptive and Dangerous Behavior." Because of his mental health background, Brian is an excellent trainer for community college groups that face a lot of behavioral problems on campus that are rooted in students' mental health issues. He is an engaging speaker who uses humor kindly and appropriately to lighten some of the difficult situations that BITs face. He is relevant, real, and above all compassionate.Sylvia Worden, MSN, NPAssociate Dean, Student Health ServicesOrange Coast College
I had the pleasure of working with NCHERM Partner Saunie Schuster at two institutions. While at Amherst College, Saunie trained our Title IX Administrators, as well as students, faculty, and staff with various roles in the student conduct process. Saunie's training provided hearing board members a space to think critically about their responsibility in making decisions on serious policy violations by using interactive case studies and challenging them on appropriate questioning and decision-making. By bringing her to campus for two days, we had the opportunity to invite colleagues from across campus to attend presentations on Title IX, sexual harassment compliance and reporting responsibilities, model hearing processes, and a conversation on consent with the students, and the reviews were rave. Saunie revealed her expertise, energy, and commitment to helping Amherst further develop skills and best practices for student conduct procedures, and we are excited to continue to work with her in the future. On a personal note, she has also been an inspiration to me as I have watched her make a difference on campuses where I had primary responsibilities for student conduct. Thanks, Saunie!Liza M. NascembeniFormer Assistant Dean of Students and Dean of Student ConductAmherst College, Amherst, MA
Concordia University Irvine
Scott Lewis is a tremendous resource, he is very knowledgeable about campus culture and is able to connect to the students, faculty, and staff in a very personal way. He is an expert in the field and we depend on him during our most difficult cases for guidance.Gilbert Fugitt, Ed.D.Dean of Students, Title IX CoordinatorConcordia University Irvine