The Director of the Student Health Center is a full-time, 10-month staff member. The Director of SHC monitors policies, protocols and clinical care related to pertinent health issues affecting the University campus and advises the Assistant VP of Student Wellness Services and the VP of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. The Director of the SHC provides leadership and supervision to the Student Health Center staff who provide direct primary care services and health education to students who are ill or injured in order to promote academic success by keeping students healthy so that they may remain in class. Primary and urgent care to students is achieved through history taking, physical examination, testing, treatment and intervention as needed. The Director of SHC monitors communicable diseases in the surrounding community via a liaison relationship with the Philadelphia Department of Public Health.