The Office of Disability Services exists to assist individuals with disabilities to have opportunity for full participation and equal access to campus programs and services, in alignment with federal standards and state regulations.
The mission of the Office of Disability Services (ODS) is to heighten equity and to help promote an environment that encourages innovation and inclusion. The Office recognizes disability as a form of diversity and encourages the highest levels of academic, social, and personal achievement and advocates for an accessible environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The ODS works with Stevens students, faculty, and staff to design and implement plans of reasonable accommodations for qualified invididuals and serves as the first point of contact for any accessibility questions or concerns.
Meet the Staff
Phillip Gehman, Director of Disability Services
In his role as Director, Phillip supervises the provision of services for students with disabilities within all undergraduate and graduate programs at Stevens. Phillip is responsible for developing and updating policies and procedures, managing the office operating budget, and representing the office on various University, state, and national committees and associations.
Prior to joining Stevens, Phillip oversaw the Office of Disability Services at Susquehanna University, in Pennsylvania. Phillip received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Louisville and he remains a passionate fan of the University of Louisville athletic programs. Phillip is also fluent in American Sign Language and enjoys signing whenever he gets the opportunity.
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Lisbeth Romero, Graduate Coordinator of Disability Services
Lisbeth Romero is the Graduate Coordinator for the Office of Disability Services. She assists with many daily operations in the office, including helping with ODS events and meeting with students. Prior to Lisbeth being hired at Stevens she worked at Saint Peter’s University in the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) office assisting students with various needs, including academic tutoring. She also worked with Hudson County Community College as a notetaker/reader for the Office of Disability and Support Services. She received her Bachelors of Science in Biology at Saint Peter’s University and is currently studying Educational Leadership in Higher Education at Montclair State University.
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