Center for Accessibility Services welcomes new leadership team
Andrea Sharpe-Robinson has been named director for Radford University’s Center for Accessibility Services (CAS).
Sharpe-Robinson is joined by Kate Daby ’00, M.S. ’06, who has been named CAS assistant director.
Sharpe-Robinson and Daby will lead the CAS, formerly known as the Office of Disability Resources, working for access and inclusion so individuals on campus can fully participate in the Radford University experience.
Sharpe-Robinson brings higher education experience after serving at Virginia Tech and New River Community College. Daby returns to Radford after a being Special Education Coordinator for Montgomery County Schools. Daby formerly worked with the Virginia Department of Education’s Training and Technical Assistant Centers (TTAC) at Virginia Tech and Radford University.
According to Sharpe-Robinson, the CAS focus is three-fold:
- to be an ally for students, faculty, staff and caregivers by aligning supports, services, and communication.
- to support accessibility throughout campus by approving appropriate accommodations and providing adaptive technology.
- to promote accountability by encouraging students to be independent self-advocates.
The six-person CAS staff, now located on the third floor of Russell Hall, also sponsors the campus’ annual Disability Awareness Week in the spring and assists with commencement activities.
"As Radford University is committed to diversity, inclusion and access, the CAS team is eager to be part of the mission to provide access to higher education and retain our students who are working toward their degrees," said Sharpe-Robinson.