This summer, the HIU community was stunned to learn that our dear friend and colleague, Lisa Wilson, had been in a serious car accident. On August 6, 2017, Lisa passed away as a result of the injuries sustained in the accident.
She was a dedicated faculty member and served as a role model and mentor to the students; always encouraging them to strive to reach their full potential. As a colleague, Lisa was gracious, focused, kind and always professional.
To the faculty, staff and students, Lisa was more than a colleague, she was a friend, a mentor, a valued advisor, and the heart of the clinical training for the Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) program. She will lovingly be remembered as a caring and thoughtful friend, for her love of horses, Dalmatians, and her prescence around the office.
Lisa first joined the MFT program team in 2003, first as an Enrollment Counselor, then as Practicum Coordinator, and an Adjunct Professor. In recent years, she served as an Assistant Professor and MFT Director of Clinical Training. Lisa was licensed as both a Marriage & Family Therapist and Professional Clinical Counselor. As program chair, Lisa was preparing to launch our new Master of Science in Counseling Psychology program.
Lisa will always be remembered for her gracious spirit, integrity, dedication, and commitment. Her contributions to the field of marriage and family therapy, and the investment into the professional development of students will be greatly missed. Lisa gave freely of her time and effort to come alongside students.