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Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI) Steering Committee

The ATI Steering Committee serves as a governance group and principal adviser to campus regarding accessible technology issues and guidelines for compliance. They report to the President's Cabinet through the IRT Vice President & CIO and Vice President for Inclusive Excellence & UDO.

Committee Responsibilities

  • The ATI Steering Committee advises the VP of IRT on the methods and means for ensuring the accessibility of information technology and resources as a process for continuous improvement involving a multi-year, phased approach.
  • The ATI Steering Committee oversees the following ATI Working Groups:
    • Web
    • Instructional Materials/Universal Design for Learning
    • IT Procurement


Role of the Members

  • Attend meetings
  • Participate in assigned ATI Working Groups
  • Review and provide feedback
  • Represent and communicate outcomes to respective members’ Division or Department.

Member Role
Mark Hendricks, ATI Executive Co-Sponsor Vice President, Information Resources & Technology
Mia Settles-Tidwell, ATI Executive Co-Sponsor Vice President for Inclusive Excellence & UDO
Peggy Kay, Chair IRT AVP Academic Technology & Campus Engagement
Jennifer Murchison Executive Director for Universal Access and Inclusion
Jennifer Sonne Director, IRT Digital User Experience
Matt Kay Director, IRT Academic Technology Services, interim
Mary Lee Vance Director, Services for Students with Disabilities
Nicole Lack Chief Procurement Officer
Sarah Reed AITC Chair (and ITAC rep)
Erik Beck Library Associate Dean, Digital Technologies and Resource Management
William “Skip” Bishop Director, Office for Equal Opportunity (and Sac State Title IX Coordinator)
Angel Thayer-Smith Director, Business Operations, Academic Affairs
Scott Oleinik Director, Benefits Services
Katie Beekman IRT ICT Procurement and Accessibility Testing
Corinne Rowland Universal Design for Learning Lead
Lynn Tashiro Director, Center for Teaching and Learning

Meeting Schedule

The ATI Steering Committee convenes twice per year. The chair will facilitate and schedule the meetings.

ATI Reports

Annually, IRT and IRT's Academic Technology Services teams prepare a presidential ATI summary report highlighting Sacramento State's progress and performance within CSU accessibility standards.