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(Posted 6-18-04)
Contact: Sean Olson, 336-334-5371

Culkin Named Director of Disability Services

GREENSBORO – Mary Culkin has been named director of disability services at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, effective August 1.

A former assistant and associate director for disability services, as director Culkin will be responsible for overall supervision, planning and interdepartmental relations in addition to direct service to students.  The office is responsible for making sure the university is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and that UNCG’s curriculum and programs are accessible to all students.

“Mary’s in-depth knowledge of the field, combined with her strong interpersonal and facilitation skills will continue the outstanding tradition of service provided by this office,” said Dr. Jen Day Shaw, who as dean of students oversees disability services.

Culkin holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s degree in counselor education.  She has 10 years of experience working with community agencies, families and the university, is president-elect of the North Carolina Association of Higher Education and Disability and is a member of the National Association of Higher Education and Disability.

She replaces the current director of disability services, Dr. Pat Bailey, who is retiring on July 31.


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