Accessibility and Disability Action Planning Team (ADAPT) reports to the President, through the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusivity. The team provides advocacy and advice to the university on matters related to accessibility (academic classes, programs, services, activities, facilities, etc.) and equal opportunity. ADAPT advises Disability Services and Human Resources on disability-related matters for the entire university community including student, faculty, staff and the general public.



1.    Create a continuous environmental scan of accessibility enterprise-wide by using self-examination tools;

2.    Educate faculty and staff regarding policies and processes for meeting the needs of students with disabilities in academic programs and services;

3.    Develop and recommend policies and procedures pertaining to accessibility throughout the university, including university centers, information and data accessibility, procurement and maintenance of accessible technology;

4.    Review impacts affecting accessibility, including physical spaces and issues pertaining to mobility access;

5.    Evaluate, assess needs and plans to ensure compliance with Washington State and federal laws, rules, and regulations.




ADAPT Committee


Name Representing Title Term Ends
Jonathon Belford Public Affairs Website Experienced Staff N/A
Ruben Cardenas Veterans Center Director N/A
Eric Cheney ADCO Representative N/A
Joy Fuqua/Chad Schone Multimodal Learning Executive Director/Director N/A
Lauren Hibbs Extended Learning and Outreach Executive Director N/A
Wendy Holden Disability Services Manager N/A
Mike Marchand Networks and Operations IS Director N/A
Stephen Robison Faculty Senate Executive Committee Representative N/A
Staci Sleigh-Layman Human Resources Executive Director N/A
Cheyanne Manning Campus Planning & Facilities Cartographer N/A
Stuart Thompson Business Services & Contracts Director N/A
Lauren Wittek Library Representative N/A
Morgan Bliss Faculty Representative 6/30/2020
Carolyn Thurston Exempt Employee Representative 6/30/2020
Lidia Anderson Classified Employee Representative 6/30/2020
Bryce Nickel Student Representative 6/30/2020
Mark Weld Student Representative 6/30/2020


2018-19 Year End Report