University Accessibility Advisory Committee

Accessibility at the University of the Arts is overseen by the Educational Accessibility Advisor and implemented by the University Accessibility Advisory Committee. The UAAC meets monthly and is charged with developing both short- and long-range plans to improve accessibility of the UArts campus, its events and programs, to examine the feasibility and impact of these plans, and oversee the implementation of these recommendations.


  • Dr. David J. Thomas, Chair, Educational Accessibility Advisor and ADA Coordinator
  • Dr. Maria de Santis, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
  • Dr. Stephen Lightcap, Vice President for Finance & Administration
  • Dr. Candace Wannamaker, Associate Dean of Students
  • Christine Schaefer, SPHR, Associate Vice President for Human Resources
  • Desiree DeLuca, Assistant Vice President for Operations & Facilities
  • Ron Kerber, Associate Dean of the College of Performing Arts
  • Jeff Ryder, Associate Dean of the College of Art, Media & Design
  • Connie Michael, Assistant Dean of Liberal Arts
  • Suzanne Scott, Director of Health Services