Disability Advisory and Advocacy Committee

Description

The Disability Advisory and Advocacy Committee is a university committee responsible for advising the President's Executive Management Team on matters related to campus accessibility and the provision of disability services to students, faculty and staff and, more specifically, advising the departments of Student Disability Services and Human Resource Services on disability-related matters.  Further, the Committee advocates for students, staff, and faculty with disabilities; raises awareness of disability as a civil rights and diversity issue; and promotes collaboration between relevant service providers on campus.

Membership

The Committee has 19 members representing colleges and units directly involved in addressing disability issues.  The individuals responsible for provision of disability services to students and employees are appointed ex officio (non-voting).  The campus-based representative of Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services is appointed ex officio (non-voting).  The committee reports to the President through the Vice President for Student Affairs and appointments are made by the President, based on the recommendations provided by units as described below.  Members serve until they are replaced.  The committee chair is appointed by the President.

Preference in making appointments will be given to faculty and staff who have particular research interest or content knowledge about matters pertaining to individuals with disabilities.

Meetings

The Committee meets monthly and at the call of the chair.

Committee Membership

 

Member
Member/representative
Appointee recommended by

Deb Gallagher

Chair

President

Nancy Hill Cobb

Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs

Provost

Tom Peterson

Assistive Technology Specialist/Tech Forum Liaison

Chief Information Officer

John Streicher

Administration and Financial Services/Facilities Planning

VP, Administration and Financial Services

Mike Zwanziger

Administration and Financial Services/Physical Plant

VP, Administration and Financial Services

Helen Haire

Administration and Financial Services/Safety 

VP, Administration and Financial Services 

Leah Gutknecht

Compliance and Equity Management

Asst to Pres, Comp & Equity Management

Heidi Noonan-Day

Faculty

Dean, CBA

Jennifer Garrett

Faculty

Dean, CHAS

Tina Naami

Faculty

Dean, CSBS

Vacant

Faculty

Dean, College of Education

Barb Weeg

Faculty

Dean, Rod Library

Carolyn Dorr

University Relations

Executive Director, UR

Jean Wiesley

Student Affairs/Residence

VP, Student Affairs

Vacant

Student Affairs/Health

VP, Student Affairs

Emilie Wunder

Student

NISG

Student

Awareness for Individuals with Disabilities (AID)

Eric Benson

Student - Military/Veteran representative

DAAC

Dean Shoars

Environmental & Health Safety Director

DAAC

Therese Callaghan

Employee Disability and Leave Coordinator

Ex officio (non-voting)

Ashley Brickley

Student Disability Services Coordinator

Ex officio (non-voting)

Chris Crews-Larsen

Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

Ex officio (non-voting)