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Description: John Maxwell, former director of the Student Health Center, which is operated by the College, and founder of the College’s Collegiate Recovery Community, retired in April after 25 years with the
John Maxwell, former director of the Student Health Center, which is operated by the College, and founder of the College’s Collegiate Recovery Community, retired in April after 25 years with the University.
John Maxwell, pictured with his wife Alice, retired from the College in April after 25 years with the University.
During those years, Maxwell served as the chief administrative officer for University Medical Center, which is also operated by the College, and was later promoted director of the Student Health Center. In 2006, he received one of the University’s top awards for outstanding work—the Dr. Minnie C. Miles Endowed Excellence Award—for his efforts in developing plans for the new facility for the Student Health Center, providing a smooth transition to the new building, navigating through a conversion to electronic health records and leading efforts that resulted in a three-year accreditation for the center.
One of Maxwell’s passions while working in student health was providing a community for students in addiction recovery. He often opened his home to recovering students for dinners and social gatherings to provide fellowship and a close-knit support system. He also recruited to the College Greg Snodgrass and Adam Downs, alumni of the Texas Tech University’s Collegiate Recovery Community—a program Maxwell used as a model for the one that opened its doors to University of Alabama students last fall.
“John was a longtime, loyal College leader who left a big pair of shoes to fill,” says College Dean Richard Streiffer, MD. “We really appreciate what he has contributed, particularly in building the Student Health Center and its programs into the nationally recognized center that it is today.”