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Nashville’s Dr. Roger Widmer Appointed to the Board of Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee

Dr. Roger Widmer, campus president for Argosy University, Nashville, has been appointed to the board of Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee. He will chair the Education and Program Committee for the organization.


Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee (formerly known as Mental Health Association of Middle Tennessee) was founded in 1946 by Vanderbilt’s first Chair of Psychiatry, Dr. Frank Luton with underwriting by the Junior League of Nashville.  Their mission is to connect the community with specialized mental health and wellness resources, provide services that improve the quality of life, and promote effective services where mental health needs exist.  Over the years, the MHAMT has worked diligently to educate all members of the community about how to attain good mental health.


"Dr. Widmer is a natural fit," states Dr. Tom Starling, CEO of Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee.  Starling specifically highlighted Dr. Widmer's knowledge of evidence-based practices and Middle Tennessee resources.


Roger Widmer, Ed.D. serves as President of Argosy University, Nashville. He brings a wealth of higher education experience to Argosy University, having served in numerous capacities with other institutions such as Ambassador University, Mountain State University, DeVry University, and Kaplan University. He most recently served as the Campus President for Ellis University in Chicago and he has previously served as Campus President of Argosy University, Schaumburg.  Dr. Widmer holds a BA in Liberal Arts from Ambassador College, an MA in Professional Counseling from Liberty University, and an EdD in Higher Education from the University of Sarasota.


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