Disability Services Operations and Committee

Disability Services at Rasmussen College is centrally coordinated under the Legal/Compliance Department. Our goal is a process where central management with local representation can facilitate effective and consistent delivery of services and, most importantly, a local and personal point of contact for each student.

Each campus has a designated Campus Accommodations Coordinator (CAC), including online/AcceleratED programs. Please refer to the list of CACs organized by campus. Shelly Zakariasen, Senior Regulatory Compliance Analyst/National Disability Services Coordinator, is the central point of contact for the CACs.

In addition to the operation aspects of Disability Services, Rasmussen College maintains a Disability Services Committee that meets quarterly to review the overall effectiveness and to set the strategic vision of our Disability Services function. This committee represents a cross section of the College. The goals of the committee are to find the best ways to serve our students and to become an industry leader in accessible education.

Disability Services Committee members are:
Lori Kruizenga—General Counsel
Shelly Zakariasen—Sr. Regulatory Compliance Analyst, National Disability Services Coordinator
Scott Wendt—Director of Regulatory Compliance
Jon Mladic—Dean of Library and Learning Services
Tracy Tepley—Academic Dean, Bloomington campus
Jenn Endries—Academic Dean, Green Bay campus
Mary Kohler—Dean of Nursing, Land O’Lakes campus, Interim Dean of RN to BSN Entrance Option (online)
Becky Costello—Instructional Designer II
Donnie Murphy—Lead Student Advisor, Lake Elmo/Woodbury campus

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