Alexis leads higher education and disability group

Lance Alexis, director of disability services at Western Carolina University, recently accepted a yearlong appointment as president of the North Carolina Association on Higher Education and Disability.

Lance Alexis

Lance Alexis

The association, which held its October conference at WCU, serves people who work at institutions of higher education in disability services and related fields. As president, Alexis will work with the executive board to plan and implement two statewide conferences, provide scholarships to the national organization’s conference, amend bylaws, expand and maintain membership, offer student scholarships and oversee the budget.

Alexis, who holds a doctoral degree in education, recently served as a panelist at the association’s national conference and at a symposium on service learning and civic engagement. His presentations and publications have explored topics ranging from multiple perspectives on access, inclusion and disability to the shifting paradigm on providing alternative formats to textbooks.

At WCU, Alexis works with the WCU Office of Disability Services to provide accommodations, disability counseling, adaptive equipment and related services for students with disabilities. His responsibilities include working to ensure equal access to all programs and opportunities at WCU for students who have disabilities, and helping the campus community understand and support disability.

For more information, contact Alexis at lalexis@wcu.edu or 828-227-2716.