May 29, 2007
Sacramento State Bulletin

Campus Announcements

Services to Students with Disabilities co-directors named
Melissa Repa and Judy Dean have been named co-directors for Services to Students with Disabilities (SSWD) effective May 1, 2007.  Both positions are part of the Student Academic Success and Educational Equity Programs (SASEEP) division in Academic Affairs.

SSWD offers a wide range of support services and accommodations to ensure students with visual, hearing, mobility impairments, specific learning disabilities, psychiatric disorders, and/or other types of disabilities equal access and opportunity in pursuing their educational goals. 

Repa will oversee Academic Technology Services and supervise related programming and program mandates such as the TRIO Support Services Program and the CSU Chancellor’s Office Accessible Technology Initiative.

Dean will oversee Counseling Support Services and supervise related programming and program mandates such as Disability Management Counseling and the Deaf/HOH Program, as well as coordinate internal/external liaison and advocacy activities.

Both leaders bring many years of experience facilitating access to students with disabilities in higher education.
Submitted by Services to Students with Disabilities

EAP Program open during summer
The Employee Assistance Program is open all summer for all faculty and staff members. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Two counselors are available. For more information, contact the Employee Assistance Program at 278-5018 or visit
Submitted by Employee Assistance Program

Professional Activities

Ron Coleman, professor of biological sciences, presented an oral paper at the “Forest Change” workshop in Costa Rica. The paper was titled “Cichlids, water depth and temperature in the Rio Puerto Viejo.” Sponsored by the Organization for Tropical Studies, the workshop brought experts together to discuss the effects of climate change on tropical ecosystems, and was held May 12-13.

Louis Downs, Education, received a Fulbright Senior Specialist Fellowship in April. He is scheduled to travel to Kajang, Malaysia, July 5 through Aug. 15 to consult with staff at New Era College. Downs will present in-depth applications of psychodynamic counseling theory, aid the faculty to increase skills acquisition of counseling students, and consult on the Malaysian disaster relief plan.

Human Resources

Catastrophic Leave Donation Program
Sacramento State employees may voluntarily donate to other employees up to a maximum of 16 hours of sick or vacation leave credits each fiscal year in one-hour increments. CSUEU, MPP, Unit 4, Unit 6 and Confidential employees may donate up to a maximum of 40 hours per fiscal year.

If employees are interested in donating time, a donation form can be obtained by going to, or by visiting the Human Resources, Disability Leaves Office in Sacramento Hall 162, or by calling extension 278-3522.

The following employees have been approved for the Catastrophic Leave Donation Program:

Trevor Lorenz, Services to Students with Disabilities
Gary Davis, Facilities Services
Sharla Cook, Criminal Justice
Annette Reed, Ethnic Studies
Michael Mene, Facilities Services
*Pamela Sanger, Communication Studies

*only vacation credits may be donated to this employee
Submitted by Human Resources


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