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Melanie Thompson
Melanie Tucker Thompson has been named assistant vice president for Student Services in the Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management. Tucker Thompson had been serving in the acting role since July 2012. Prior to that appointment, she was director of the Disability Resource Center (formerly known as the Center for Access-Ability Resources). She holds...
Melanie Thompson
Every day provides a new opportunity to make a decision that will have a positive influence in the life of a student. It’s a philosophy that motivates Melanie Tucker Thompson, recently appointed as acting assistant vice president for Student Services. “The departments that I am leading reach the lives of thousands of students, starting from...
Greg Long
Federal mandates are requiring post-secondary institutions across the country to implement best practices to increase access, reduce barriers and achieve greater success with a diverse student body. This is particularly important as NIU enrolls a greater numbers of older students, veterans and second-language learners. These students represent a myriad of social, economic and cultural backgrounds....
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According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, 11.3 percent of undergraduates have a disability. Statistically, that makes it probable that faculty and staff are interacting with students with disabilities every day. Many of these students have disabilities that are not readily apparent, as referenced by the DO-IT Center at the University of Washington. This can...