One of the many joys of being a university president is the ability to meet our alumni. Following the Spring 2019 Residential Conference in Monterey, I headed over a short distance to see one of our recent alumna, Dr. Kaffia (Belle) Jones. On top of being a graduate of Saybrook University, she is also a veteran having served as a Brigadier General in the United States armed forces.
We visited for nearly three hours. During that time, she walked me through how she began her practice, put her office together (Dr. Jones furnished her entire office for a fraction of the cost). As you can see here, her office is inviting and she has created an environment that feels safe and is actually part of the therapeutic process. She also provided me insights into her therapeutic process, including an overview of the assessment tools she uses to support her patients during their sessions.
We ended our time together with her sharing some amazing stories of her family as well as her adventures as an entrepreneur.
Someone asked me the other day why I love my job. I can easily say it is because of our amazing students and alumni. Indeed, Dr. Jones represents that sentiment perfectly. Thank you, Dr. Jones, for all you have done for our country and what you do for your patients.