Accessibility Committee | Kent State University

Accessibility Committee

Background

As one of Kent State University’s leading voices on issues of accessibility and inclusion, the Accessibility Committee values promotion, empowerment, advocacy, and education around issues of disability and accessibility in attitudes, physical, curricular and virtual spaces. We strive to proactively educate and empower the Kent State University community regarding issues of disability and accessibility to create and maintain a welcoming and inclusive environment for people with disabilities and all communities.

The committee, in its current form, started in 2011 and was charged by three university Vice Presidents to oversee ongoing initiatives to improve the campus culture for students, staff, faculty and visitors with disabilities. The Vice Presidents asked the committee to provide the moral conscience to the University community and be guided and committed to identifying and doing what is right in ways that consistently and inclusively advocate for the equal treatment of people with disabilities. The committee includes representation from a wide variety of campus constituencies and meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 9:00 a.m.

Members

  • Bobby Brown, Office of Compliance, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
  • Gina Campana, Assessment & Planning
  • Kelly Cichy, Lifespan Development & Education Sciences
  • Nichole DeCaprio, Office of General Counsel
  • Julie Di Biasio, Student Accessibility Services
  • Nasim Eshghi, Graduate Student Senate
  • Pamela Fitzgerald, Office of Compliance, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
  • Jay Graham, Office of the University Architect
  • Jade Green-Gamble, Information Services
  • Dennis Gregory, Residence Services
  • Ben Hollis, Office of Continuing and Distance Education
  • Mary Hricko, Library Director, Geauga Campus
  • Michael Kavulic, Office of the President (Co-Chair)
  • Don King, Repair of Buildings
  • Tricia Knoles, Police Department
  • Tim Konczal, Procurement
  • Mandy Munro-Stasiuk, Provost's Office
  • Tim Pagliari, Regional Campus Academic Administration
  • Jason Piatt, Student Accessibility Services
  • Sara Smith, University Communications & Marketing
  • Phyllis Vair, Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Laurie Wagner, Health Sciences
  • Michael Weatherford, Graduate Student
  • Amanda Weyant, Student Accessibility Services, (Co-Chair)