Wayne State University - Announcement from the Provost

Dear colleagues,

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Randie Kruman as interim director of Student Disability Services (SDS).  Randie joined Wayne State University as a disability specialist in 2007.  She previously was a learning specialist for 21 years at Oakland Community College in a support program for students with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders.  She has an M.A. in learning disabilities from Northwestern University and a B.A. in education from Duke University.

As a disability specialist, Randie was instrumental in facilitating SDS’ name change and the revision of its website.  She has participated extensively in university-wide outreach and created Students for New Learning, a support organization for students with learning challenges and attention difficulties. She has promoted the expansion of assistive technology resources for students with disabilities. She also expanded the liaison program with university departments and colleges, developing a strong working relationship with the WSU Psychology Clinic to make testing and diagnosis of students more accessible.

Randie is active in the Association for Higher Education and Disabilities, the Learning Disabilities Association and the local chapter of Children and Adults with ADD.

As interim director, she will continue to build the assistive technology resources within SDS and support faculty and staff in providing accessible instructional materials to students. She also will continue to provide equal access to university programs for the increasing number of students registering with SDS and will build a strong team of specialists to serve students with disabilities.

Jane Depriester-Morandini has been interim director of SDS since 2007. She joined Wayne State as a disabilities specialist in 1994. In both roles, she has demonstrated unwavering commitment to disabled students and their success. Jane will now return to her previous position.

Please join me in thanking Jane for her service and in welcoming Randie to her new position.

Monica Brockmeyer
Associate Provost for Student Success


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