Director, Ohio University Survivor Advocacy Program
Kimberly Rouse is the Director of Ohio University’s Survivor Advocacy Program (SAP). In her role as director, Mrs. Rouse is charged with providing clinical and administrative leadership and expertise in the areas of interpersonal violence response including sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating/domestic violence, and stalking, as well as resource coordination for students affected by this type of violence. In addition to providing support and information to student survivors, she oversees office staff and works to develop and sustain collaborative partnerships with internal and external stakeholders in order to promote streamlined, trauma-informed services and support for all student survivors. When she began in her position in 2016, she was tasked with rebuilding the Survivor Advocacy Program from the ground up as it had been closed for 8 months. A two-time Ohio University graduate, Mrs. Rouse received her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work with a minor in psychology and her Master of Social Work Degree. She is currently finishing her dissertation for her PhD in Higher Education and Student Affairs. She is licensed with the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist Board as a Licensed Independent Social Worker with a supervision credential and has a wide range of experience in counseling, mental health, advocacy and trauma-informed care.