The mission of Lang Center is to create a safe and supportive environment to meet the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of the Rockford University community. Differences in ability are valued as an integral component of a diverse community. Disability Support Services (DSS) facilitates an accessible educational experience for students who have disabilities and serves as a resource to all members of the campus community.

We are located north of (behind) Howard Colman Library and west (left) of Cummings Complex, with the entrance door on the southeast corner of the building off of parking lot D.

Confidentiality Statement

Lang Center for Health, Wellness, Counseling, and Disability Support Services respects and preserves the privacy and confidentiality of all patient and client communications. All visits are confidential. Information cannot be released without the patient’s written consent. Information, whether written, spoken, recorded electronically or printed will receive the same level of protection. As nurses and counselors, we are health professionals that are required by law to report any suspected ongoing child abuse or neglect. In addition to the required mandated report status, the issue of confidentiality may be waived in situations where danger to self or others is imminent.

Meet Our Staff

Cecelia Bristol, RN, BSN, MAT – Director of Health Services 
Cecelia received her BSN from St. Anthony College of Nursing and her Master of Arts in Teaching from Rockford University. In addition to her 20 years experience in occupational health, obstetrics, gynecology and pediatric nursing, Cecelia is an adjunct professor in Physical Education for Rockford University. Cecelia’s experience in the medical field is an enormous asset to Lang, and she provides a caring, compassionate and understanding environment to each patient.

Sallyann Roberts, LCSW – Director of Counseling Services
Sallyann Roberts received her MSW from Washington University in St. Louis and is experienced in hypnotherapy, energy work, psycho-synthesis, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapies. It is Sallyann’s belief that each person who comes into her office for a session is, in essence, seeking to learn how to live the life they’ve been given with openness and authenticity, despite the difficulties he or she is encountering. In fact, obstacles to what is expected (if viewed in the correct light) can often be the most valuable lesson one can receive in learning how to be true to oneself.

Patty Schneider, RN, BSN – Nurse 
Patty received her BSN from NIU in 1989, and worked for 15 years on the Adult Medical/Oncology Unit at Swedish American Hospital. Patty enjoys assisting, educating and empowering students to make healthy choices. She believes that these choices directly impact their future health and vitality.

Jamil Hussain, MD
Dr. Hussain is an experienced and well-established Family Practice Physician in the Rockford Community.  His special interest in family practice, in addition to his high level of professionalism and care, greatly benefits Rockford University as our consulting physician.

Laura Godin – Office Manager
Laura received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Rockford University.  Laura has previously worked in Student Administrative Services at Rockford University and in her role as Office Manager at Lang provides support to all of our students especially in the areas of recordkeeping, health insurance, both domestic and international, immunizations, and billing.

Amanda Bordner ’01, MSW – Personal Counselor
Amanda Received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Rockford University in 2001 and her Masters in Social Work from the University of Illinois in 2012.  Before coming to Rockford University, Amanda spent 11 years working in the non-profit world, specifically in the areas of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.  Amanda truly enjoys talking with students about the issues that concern them.  She strives to enhance the overall student experience by holding an open, safe and healing space for students to grow and heal.

Department Information

Lang Center

5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
fax: 815-226-3335

Fall/Spring Hours:
Walk-in hours: Mon- Fri - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Other hours are available by appointment
Physician available by appt - Tues afternoons
Patients must make appointments for the physician or counseling services

Summer Hours:
Walk-in hours: Tues-Thurs - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Mon & Fri - Closed
Other hours available by appointment