- Health Center
- Counseling and Psychological Services, Health Center Administration
Dr. Denise Hayes is a licensed psychologist who possesses nearly 30 years of experience in university mental health. During her tenure in higher education, this Indiana native served as the director of student health and counseling services for DePauw University and The Claremont Colleges. Promoted to Vice President for Student Affairs for The Claremont Colleges she provided oversight for the Chaplains, Chicano Latino/Student Affairs, Black Student Affairs, Health Education Outreach, and Student Health and Counseling Services.
Returning to Indiana in June 2018, to reconnect to her mental health roots, Denise currently is the Director for Counseling and Psychological Services at Indiana University Bloomington. An Indiana University alumna, Dr. Hayes received her master’s degree in Organizational Communications and her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology.
She is passionate about proactive approaches to mental wellness. Believing peer to peer mentoring is key to creating healthy cultures on college campuses; Director Hayes actively supports peer education programs in Greek student organizations and throughout campus communities.
In addition to numerous presentations, Dr. Hayes has been a contributing author in the Journal of College Student Psychotherapy and the Journal of Counseling and Development. She has also been cited in the Wall Street Journal, Ebony magazine, the Indianapolis Star and the San Antonio Express News. Her research interests include leadership development, cultural competency in student health and mental health providers, organizational consultation, and wellness.