Suffolk University Oral History Project (SOH-054)
Ken Garni, professor emeritus of psychology and former director of Suffolk University’s Counseling Center, reflects on the growth and development of the center during his forty years at Suffolk. Garni describes his department’s early role as one of the only student support centers on campus and how, over time, specialized departments such as the Ballotti Learning Center and the Career Center were created to provide comprehensive support for students. He discusses the challenges of adapting services and staffing to meet the evolving needs of students as the university grew and the population diversified. Among his accomplishments, he notes the creation of the American Psychological Association (APA) accredited doctoral intern training program, his role in creating the Ballotti Learning Center, and advocating for the first international student advisor position. Throughout the interview, he reflects on how his career was positively impacted by his Suffolk colleagues and his collaborations with campus partners such as the Student Affairs Division.
oral history, History of Suffolk University
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Garni, Kenneth and Stoll, Nancy, "Oral History Interview with Kenneth Garni (SOH-054 video recording and transcript)" (2020). Suffolk University Oral History Project. 46.