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Vice Chancellor for Diversity Rickey Hall has convened a task force that will develop recommendations and strategies to enhance accessibility and inclusivity of our campus for people with disabilities.

The task force is charged with developing recommendations for the campus by examining strengths and weaknesses of accessibility on campus and identifying potential solutions and best practices at other higher education institutions.

A final report is due by May 2.

The task force is co-chaired by Bob Rider, dean of the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, and Annazette Houston, director of the Office of Disability Services.

Other task force members are:

  • Meghan Anderson, associate director for student services at the Thornton Center
  • Michael Ariale, graduate assistant in the Disability Careers Office
  • Nequel Burwell, hall director, Volunteer Hall
  • Adam Cureton, assistant professor of philosophy
  • Jennifer Gramling, director of online programs
  • Mark Hairr, director of Parking and Transit Services
  • Dave Irvin, associate vice chancellor for Facilities Services
  • Tom Korn, supporter and friend of UT
  • Deputy Chief Keith Lambert, supervisor for special operations for UT Police Department
  • Lindsay Lee, undergraduate student and founder and president of Campus Disability Advocates
  • Mary Lucal, director of employee relations, Human Resources
  • Courtney Maricle, administrative support assistant, UT Space Institute
  • Lindsey Plummer, learning specialist, Thornton Center
  • Jenny Richter, associate director of the Office of Equity and Diversity and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) coordinator
  • Joshua Smith, undergraduate student and member of the Golden Key Honor Society
  • Linda Starnes, alumna and parent
  • Andrew Wood, assistant director of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions