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Saint Mary’s director of health and counseling to leave College, take position at Notre Dame

| Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Elizabeth “Izzy” Fourman, director of health and counseling at Saint Mary’s, will leave the College on Friday to take a position at Notre Dame, the College announced in a Monday email.

“Izzy has worked for Saint Mary’s for nine years and has been an outstanding advocate for student health on our campus,” Karen Johnson, vice president for student affairs, said in the email. “We will truly miss her.”

Johnson said in an email to The Observer that Fourman gave the College 30 days notice of her resignation.

The College will look for a replacement for Fourman “very soon,” Johnson said, and in the meantime, Saint Mary’s has instituted a management plan for the interim.

The College’s plan, Johnson said, is to immediately hire a part-time nurse practitioner to supplement the hours in which Fourman saw patients. 

“Izzy did not see patients full time as she had many administrative duties to complete,” she said. “Others on the team will assist with the administrative duties.”

Counselors will not be expected to take on other duties in light of Fourman’s absence, Johnson said. Besides the nurse practitioner, no others will be hired to fulfill the interim between Fourman’s absence and the hiring of a full-time replacement. 

Editor’s Note: This staff report was updated to feature additional quotes on Oct. 28, 2019. 


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