Consultation, Training & Resources

Accessibility Advisory Committee

The purpose of the Accessibility Advisory Committee is to help create an inclusive, welcoming campus environment that meets the needs of students, faculty, staff and visitors with disabilities at TU.

The Key Goals Are:

  • Assess the campus environment and climate for accessibility that provides equal opportunity for participation in Towson University programs, services and events;
  • Serve as an advisory board regarding recommendations and resources for meeting the needs of persons with disabilities at Towson University;
  • Ensure key administrators remain informed of emerging disability issues on campus that may warrant policy changes;
  • Foster collaboration across divisions/departments/units to promote an inclusive, welcoming climate and achieve appropriate accessibility;
  • Promote educational programs and training to increase disability awareness and understanding of disability-related issues.
Member office
Lauren Evens, Chair Office of Inclusion and Institutional Equity
Nathan Barker Office of Human Resources
Patricia Bradley Office of Inclusion and Institutional Equity
Brent Davis Office of Technology Services 
Karen Eskow College of Liberal Arts
Bob Giordani Office of the Provost
Ashley Hoover General Counsel and Legal Affairs
Gerald Jerome College of Health Professions
Barbara Menges Office of Human Resources
Pamela Mooney Parking and Transportation Services
Elizabeth Neville College of Education
Andrea Parrish College of Education
Sara Slaff General Counsel and Legal Affairs
Susan Willemin Accessibility and Disability Services
Matt Wynd Office of Technology Services 


Digital Accessibility Subcommittee

As part of the Accessibility Advisory Committee, the Digital Accessibility Subcommittee will work on digital accessibility issues.

The charge is to consider digital accessibility tasks and challenges including:

  • forming recommendations for the President’s Cabinet on digital accessibility topics affecting the majority of campus
  • drafting policies regarding digital accessibility
  • confirming updates to the TU Accessibility Strategic Plan prior to publishing to the university website
  • participating in high level planning for digital accessibility standards expressed by the University System of Maryland
  • participate in information gathering and response to any university level official digital accessibility complaints


  • Matthew Wynd, Chair - Office of Technology Services
  • Jackie Durbin - University Marketing and Communications
  • Shaunna Payne Gold PhD - Office of the Provost
  • Greg Primrose - Student Affairs
  • Arthur Smith - Strategic Parternships and Applied Research
  • Dave Vatz - Athletics
  • James Brandenburg - University Advancement
  • Lauren Gates - University Advancement