Grady Landrum, Director of Office of Disability Services
Is responsible for services, policies, staffing and direction of the office. Works with students on an individual basis to determine classroom accommodations, advice on scheduling, general overview of campus buildings and students organizations. Works with community and campus to promote disability awareness programs. Works with the Physical Plant and Facilities Coordinator to insure all new construction and remodeling projects are in compliance with accessibility laws both state and federal. Chairs the Access Committee which is composed of administrators, faculty, staff, and students.
Kathy Stewart, Assistant Director
Assists the Director of Disability Services and assumes Director's responsibilities during his absence. Hires, trains, evaluates and schedules interpreters for classroom interpreting and university activities. Coordinates the note taking for students who qualify for those services. Works with other campus departments and offices to educate university employees on the needs and issues of deaf and hard of hearing students, faculty, staff and guests of the university.
Jennifer Roberts, Administrative Specialist/Services & Testing Coordinator
Acts as office manager, and customer service supervisor, greeting students, faculty, staff and visitors, answering questions and directing inquiries to the proper staff person. Is coordinator of the testing assistance program for students who require extended time and test proctors. Supervises and trains student assistants. Oversees daily scheduling of student assistants, scanning of textbooks, and services provided by DS. Assists students and student assistants with completing ODS forms, disseminating to appropriate staff person, and monitoring the outcome of requests.
Christina Gregory, Senior Administrative Assistant
Acts as back office support, database manager, general office duties, internal and student records management, and coordinates the note taking for students who qualify for those services. Christina also serves as the LEAD certified senior advisor for the Mortar Board College Senior National Honor Society, and teaches Zumba classes for Campus Recreation.
Student Assistants (SA's)
Afshan, Carol, Dane, Daniel, Kelly, Misba, and Rooshad
Are responsible for providing services such as escorting students to/from classes, picking up and returning tests and test proctoring, scanning, editing and assisting students in the computer lab, transcribing papers, brailling, clerical and office receptionist duties.
The student assistants work on an hourly basis and carry out duties as assigned on the DS daily schedule by the Administrative Specialist.