BBI Southeast ADA Center Welcomes SU Chancellor Kent Syverud
May 1, 2017
Chancellor Syverud visits the Burton Blatt Institute’s Atlanta, Georgia office
Left to right: Mary Morder, Chancellor Kent Syverud, Dr. Ruth Chen, Barry Whaley, Pam Williamson, Bandit, Matt Ter Molen, Cyndi Smith, Matthew Ramsay, Dr. Peter Blanck
The Southeast ADA ("SE ADA") Center, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute ("BBI") at Syracuse University ("SU"), was honored to welcome SU Chancellor Kent Syverud to its Atlanta offices on Thursday, April 27, 2017. Mary Morder, Dr. Ruth Chen, Barry Whaley, Pam Williamson, Matthew Ter Molen, Cyndi Smith, Matthew Ramsay, and Dr. Peter Blanck joined the Chancellor. Matthew Ramsay is a BBI SE ADA student intern, studying at Morehouse College, a historically African American College, located in Atlanta, Georgia. Barry Whaley, the project director at the SE ADA Center, along with Pam Williamson, the assistant director of the SE ADA, welcomed these visitors to share their efforts in education, research, and outreach with the Chancellor.
Kent Syverud is Chancellor and President of Syracuse University. Appointed by the University’s Board of Trustees in September 2013, he assumed the leadership post in January 2014, becoming the 12th leader of the University since its founding in 1870. The Chancellor’s sustained leadership and commitment to BBI and the SE ADA has helped the project flourish, generating over $20 million since its partnership with BBI.
About the Southeast ADA Center
The Southeast ADA Center answers questions, and provides training and information about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Center serves an eight-state geographic region (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee) and has a network of partners and affiliates in each state that includes Centers for Independent Living (CILs), individuals with and without disabilities, small and large employers and businesses, nonprofit organizations, universities, and state and local government agencies. The Center, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University, is one of 10 regional ADA centers in the ADA National Network funded by a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). For more information, visit: www.adasoutheast.org.
The Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University reaches around the globe in its efforts to advance the civic, economic, and social participation of people with disabilities. BBI builds on the legacy of Burton Blatt, former dean of SU’s School of Education and a pioneering disability rights scholar, to better the lives of people with disabilities. For more information, visit: http://bbi.syr.edu.
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