The Mission of the Care & Action for Students Team (CAST) is to promote a caring and safe environment for our students. We consider each individual student through multiple perspectives and coordinate applicable campus and community resources to provide the necessary support and interventions. The team works with faculty and staff on behavioral concerns and individual situations presented by students.

The Care & Action for Students Team (CAST) at NSCC is composed of representatives from several offices and departments across the College who bring their integrative knowledge, training, and resources to respond to student concerns and manage ongoing, coordinated support for students. These situations can vary in type and urgency. The following are some typical situations considered by CAST in part or as a whole in providing holistic action and response for student concerns:

  • Mental and emotional health situations
  • Behavioral/social situations
  • Students experiencing or presenting emotional expressions, like crying, anger, or disgruntled behavior
  • Students who are not following typical self-care practices
  • Student behavior, which may interfere with College operations

Some of the following situations might not be considered by CAST due to their specialized or urgent nature:

Reporting a Student Concern:

  • Report all student concerns using the College’s Report a Concern Form, or email
  • Self-harm and Suicidal Student Support
    • The Suicide Protocol shall be followed in the event a College employee has actual knowledge that a student, is actively engaged in suicidal behavior; has engaged in suicidal behavior previously while enrolled at the College, or recently before matriculation; or has stated plans or intentions to commit suicide, including active suicidal ideation with specific plan and intent to act or active suicidal ideation with some intent to act, without a specific plan. 

Meet the team

CAST is composed of representatives from the College. The team is composed of the following members:


Bonie Bagchi Williamson, Ph.D.Isaac Newsome 
Director of Community Standards

David CookDavid Cook 
Chief of Campus Police

Susan GrahamSusan Graham 
Executive Director of Wellness and Accessibility Services
Director of Accessibility Services 

Dmurray PhotoKevin Marshall
Community Resource Officer and Lieutenant 


Dr. azzaraLori Azzara
Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Faculty in Behavorial Sciences



mariaDr. Maria del Mar Vazquez
Behavorial Sciences Faculty, Cultural Competence

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