Coordinator of Disability Services
Kerry Kimble

Kerry is a two-time graduate from Vanguard University. She was a theatre major and also earned her Master’s degree in Education. Kerry has an Education Specialist Credential from Cal State Fullerton which prepared her to work specifically with students with disabilities. Most recently she worked with students in the Anaheim City School District providing advocacy, support and accommodations for students with disabilities. Kerry brings strong organizational skills to the Office of Disability Services and also has a strong ability to collaborate with others while implementing high levels of service for students.

 

Student Disability Services at Vanguard University exists to provide representation, access, service, academic adjustments, and community support to students with learning, physical, and emotional disabilities through communication, advocacy, and collaborative services.

Student Disability Services Goals

  1. To provide a safe, comfortable, and caring place of contact and support for student with disabilities.
  2. To understand the nature of the student’s disability and to implement appropriate accommodations that address the student’s limitations.
  3. To treat persons with disabilities with dignity and respect and to view disability issues as matters of diversity.
  4. To facilitate ongoing and reasonable improvements in areas of structural access, assistive technology, academic adjustments, community education, and administrative advocacy.

Non-Discrimination Statement

Vanguard University is dedicated to providing students with disabilities access to the programs, services, and activities of the University as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990) and by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (1973). Section 504 states: “No otherwise qualified individual shall, solely by reason of his or her disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”

 

If You Need Help With…

  • an illness that requires you to miss class for more than a week
  • a documented physical disability
  • emotional distress that is preventing you from attending class or doing assignments
  • a chronic illness
  • an injury that makes daily living activities difficult
  • a documented learning disability
Contact:
Janelle Carroll
Specialist, Office of Disability and Learning Services
(714) 619-6484 or janelle.carroll@vanguard.edu
disabilityservices@vanguard.edu

If You Need Help With…

  • a class (tutoring)
  • test anxiety
  • time management skills
  • study skills
Contact:
Kerry Kimble
Assistant Director, Office of Disability and Learning Services
(714) 619-6483
kerry.kimble@vanguard.edu

Disabilities Services Handbook

Click here to download a PDF version of the Disabilities Services Handbook.

Contact Information

The Director and Specialist of the Office of Disability and Learning Services offices are located in the Counseling Center on the second floor of the Scott Academic Center, Room 244. You may reach both by emailing disabilityservices@vanguard.edu.

Office Hours

The Office of Disability and Learning Services is open during normal business hours from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. When necessary, staff members are available after hours. The staff may work modified schedules during the summer and/or during University recesses. Please contact the Office of Disability and Learning Services for more information.