Julie Cannon
Julie Cannon

It takes a lot of people to make Mercer University the institution that it is. The students have and always will be the lifeblood of our University, but Mercer wouldn’t be Mercer without expert faculty members to pass on their knowledge and highly-skilled staff members to manage day-to-day operations. Our “Worker Bears” series highlights the Mercer employees who work tirelessly, often behind the scenes, to care for our University and our students.

Meet Julie Cannon

Title: Assistant director for Atlanta Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

How long she’s worked at Mercer: She started working at Mercer in August 2005 as a staff counselor and moved into the assistant director role in 2009.

What she does: “My duties are providing mental health services including counseling, crisis intervention, consultation, outreach and advocacy. I support students to overcome obstacles to their academic goals, develop their professional identity and prepare to lead and serve their communities.”

What she loves most about her work: “People who pursue higher education experience personal and intellectual challenges. I love working with these brave and inspiring students, and I’m grateful for my Student Affairs colleagues who are an endless source of humor and encouragement.”


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