Announcement regarding changes to the Committee on Accessibility Issues

Phoenix Rising scuplture in spring

“As UW-Green Bay continues to enhance its efforts related to equity, diversity, and inclusivity, we wanted to share changes to our institutional Committee on Accessibility Issues. These changes are being made to better demonstrate our commitment to accessibility for our students, faculty, staff, and the greater community. First, in an effort to align with the University’s commitment to inclusivity and supporting accessibility, the Committee will report to Corey King, vice chancellor for University Inclusivity & Student Affairs. To strengthen our support for UW-Green Bay employees, Kimberly Sipiorski, HR System & Total Reward manager/Employee ADA coordinator, will co-chair the Committee with Lynn Niemi, director of Student Accessibility Services starting on July 1, 2021.

Theresa Mullen has stepped down from the Student ADA role & co-chair to pursue other opportunities. We value the time and commitment Theresa has given to the University for the past three years. Effective July 1, 2021, King will serve as ADA Coordinator for students and guests to handle ADA grievances and appeals. Melissa Nash, director of Human Resources/Affirmative Action officer will serve as the resource for employee ADA appeals. Prof. Steve Meyer continues to act as the University’s Ombudsperson. Lastly, the Committee has recommended that the entire campus recognize October as National Disability and Employment Awareness Month. We are asking that our campus partners, departments, and programmers help us recognize the importance of accessibility/disability during the month of October. Please stay tuned for more information from the Committee as we get closer to the Fall. These are exciting times. Go Phoenix!”

Corey King
Vice Chancellor for University Inclusivity & Student Affairs

Melissa Nash
Director of Human Resources / AA Officer

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