August 9, 2013
Contact: University Relations
Karyn Schulz, director of the University of Baltimore's Center for Educational Access and an expert in disability support services, has been named a winner of the 2013 University System of Maryland Board of Regents' Staff Award. Cited in the category of Exceptional Contribution to the Institution and/or Unit to Which a Person Belongs - Exempt Staff, Schulz will be presented with the award during a special breakfast ceremony prior to the board's meeting on Friday, Sept. 20 at the University of Maryland, College Park.
"This award is the highest honor bestowed by the Board of Regents to recognize exemplary staff achievement," wrote James L. Shea, board chair, in a letter to Schulz. "On behalf of the Board of Regents, thank you for your contributions and congratulations on this important accomplishment."
Schulz received the recognition for her work with the Council of University System Staff and the UB Staff Senate, and for her efforts in university governance.
Schulz directs UB's Center for Educational Access, which ensures that students with documented disabilities are provided with reasonable accommodations in the classroom, and are offered an accessible campus that reflects the goals and requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The center advocates for students who register with the center, and provides essential services such as notetaking, sign language interpreters, testing accommodations and other support activities to improve the chances for academic success.
"It is always rewarding to celebrate the success of a valued member of our staff," said UB President Robert L. Bogomolny. "Karyn has done much to sustain UB's culture of accommodation and accessibility for our students, faculty and staff, and I am pleased to join in thanking her for her service."
Regents' Staff Award recipients will be presented with a plaque at the September ceremony, along with a $1,000 prize.
The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the School of Law, the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Public Affairs and the Merrick School of Business.