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President’s Advisory Committee on Disability Issues

Michigan State University's commitment to institutional accessibility and diversity, and to the principle that all people matter, guides ongoing efforts to make the university community one that welcomes the contributions of all its members, including persons with disabilities.

The President's Advisory Committee on Disability Issues was established in 1987 to ensure broad institutional input on matters relating to persons with disabilities of all characteristics at MSU. According to its bylaws, the committee is responsible for advising the president on university policies, programs, and procedures affecting persons with disabilities in the university community.

Voting Members:

  • Sheila Bryant, Tenured Faculty (Chair)
  • Piotr Pasik, COGS
  • Cynthia Okolo, Tenured Faculty
  • Charles Owen, Tenured Faculty
  • Janice Schwartz, Non-Tenured Faculty
  • Michael Everett, Specialist/Librarian
  • Stephen Stofflet, Support Staff
  • Darlinda Smith-Van Buren, Support Staff
  • Kelsie Luokkala, ASMSU
  • Laura Ford, Students-at-Large
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Non-Voting Members (Ex-Officio)

  • Paulette Granberry Russell, Office for Inclusion & Intercultural Initiatives
  • Kathie Elliott, Human Resources
  • Greg Ianni, Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Diane Barker, Office of the Vice President for Auxiliary Services
  • John LeFevre, IPF, Engineering Services
  • Vacancy, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and Services
  • Michael Hudson, Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities
  • John Pedraza, Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities
  • Barbara Kranz, Facilities Planning & Space Management
  • Vacancy, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Graham Pierce, Usability/Accessibility Research Consulting
  • Phillip Deaton, IT Services Academic Information Technology 

PACDI Bylaws

The President's Advisory Committee on Disability Issues bylaws detail the committee's purpose and charge.

Read the PACDI bylaws.

Barrier Free Access Statement

Read the Barrier Free Access Statement.