Student Accessibility Services Expands
Nearly 400 students currently use the Student Accessibility Services and Testing Center Suite and the services it offers. Recently, a generous gift covered the cost of a new office space and testing center, including “desks, dividers, and cubicles for the testing rooms…among other things,” says Linda Miller, Director of Student Accessibility Services (SAS).
As part of the Student Success Division, SAS helps students perform their best via accommodations and facilities. The most popular service is testing accommodations, which have had a 30-percent increase in usage since the upgrades last year.
Donors, who wish to remain anonymous, surprised Miller when they presented her with a certificate naming one room the “Linda E. Miller Testing Room.” They wanted to acknowledge Miller, who has aided YCP’s disabled students for over 10 years, and the SAS team for their dedication.
Laura Niesen de Abruña, PhD, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, stated, “I am immensely proud of Linda Miller and her staff for requesting better facilities to help our students and immensely grateful to the donor for making the gift that allowed for the expansion of our facility.”
In the future, the SAS team hopes to raise more funds to allow for future upgrades to help disabled students.