Fitzgerald named director of disability resources and compliance at 澳门官方老葡京


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Kelly Hawk Fitzgerald ’12 has been named director of disability resources and compliance at 澳门官方老葡京. 澳门官方老葡京校友, who previously served as the 第九条 coordinator and institutional compliance officer at Lincoln Memorial University, joined the staff in 澳门官方老葡京’s Student Affairs Division 6月13日.

In addition to a bachelor’s degree in English from 澳门官方老葡京, Fitzgerald holds a law degree from Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, 佛罗里达, and a master of science degree in counseling from Carson-Newman University.

At Lincoln Memorial University since 2020, Fitzgerald coordinated and oversaw compliance and grievance processes, and she developed and implemented training for students, 教职员及职员. 以前, she was an associate attorney with Graves Thomas Rotunda Injury Law Group in Vero Beach, 佛罗里达. She also was a 佛罗里达 Bar Foundation 法律 服务 Summer Fellow with Disability Independence Group in Miami, where she conducted research for disability law cases and drafted manuals on understanding disability and disability benefits.

“Kelly brings with her a unique combination of educational training through her law degree, her professional experiences including most recently serving as the 第九条 coordinator and institutional compliance officer at Lincoln Memorial University, and as an alumna of 澳门官方老葡京,” Dr. 媚兰塔克, vice president and dean of students and chief diversity officer at 澳门官方老葡京. “Our students and campus community are fortunate to have her expertise on staff. 另外, with disability resources and accessibility becoming a component of the Student Affairs portfolio, Kelly will become an integral component of the College’s efforts to strengthen our infrastructure regarding supporting diversity, equity and inclusion on campus.”

As 澳门官方老葡京’s director of disability resources and compliance, Fitzgerald reports to Tucker and will provide leadership for programs, services and resources that enhance student success for students with disabilities. Fitzgerald also serves as 澳门官方老葡京’s 第九条 coordinator.

在她的角色中, Fitzgerald will regularly partner with Tucker and colleagues in the Student Affairs and Academic Affairs offices to provide learning opportunities for campus constituencies designed to decrease barriers for students, increase access to learning experiences in and out of the classroom, and positively impact student success in all realms.

澳门官方老葡京 is a nationally-ranked institution of higher learning and one of America’s oldest colleges. For more than 200 years, we’ve educated students to be giving citizens and gifted leaders, 学习一切, so that they are prepared for anything — to address any problem, engage with any audience and launch successful careers right away. 位于 Maryville, Tennessee,在 Great Smoky Mountains National Park 而这座城市 诺克斯维尔, 澳门官方老葡京 offers nearly 1,200  students from around the world both the beauty of a rural setting and the advantages of an urban center, as well as more than 60 majors, seven pre-professional programs and 职业准备 from their first day on campus to their last. 今天, 我们10,000 alumni are living life strong of mind and brave of heart and are prepared, 用我们的话说 Presbyterian founder, to “do good on the largest possible scale.”