A retirement reception for Student Counseling Services Director Sandy Colbs will be from 3-4:30 p.m. Monday, July 19, in the Old Main Room of the Bone Student Center. Remarks will be at 3:45 p.m.

Colbs received a bachelor’s degree from Rhodes College and a master’s degree and Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. She came to Illinois State in 2001 to serve as director of Student Counseling Services. Some of Colbs’ most notable accomplishments in this role include continually reviewing clinical service delivery systems and processes, establishing a University infrastructure to address high-risk drinking, securing grant funding to develop a suicide prevention program, and creating the first case manager position on campus. She served on numerous University committees, including the Campus Climate Task Force, Mental Health Task Force, Redbird Care Team, and Student Affairs Council.

She was honored with the Neal R. Gamsky Quality of Student Life Award in 2019.