The Division of Student Affairs at Washington University is excited to announce the addition of Christopher Stone, Ed.D. as the new director of Disability Resources (DR), beginning this May. Dr. Stone has extensive experience in higher education and brings a depth of knowledge and best practices to the position.
In addition to his new responsibilities at Washington University, Stone serves on the Board of Directors as director at large for the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD). AHEAD, considered the leading professional membership association in higher education for individuals committed to equity for persons with disabilities, has a national and international community of over 4,000 members.
“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Stone to WashU and the Division,” said Robyn Hadley, associate vice chancellor for Student Success and dean of the Office of Scholar Programs. “I am confident Dr. Stone is the DR ambassador we need, bringing a wealth of experience and passion for the work of accessibility, disability resources and universal design, and providing the WashU DR team the necessary leadership and transparency needed to serve our students.”
In addition to working with students, Stone will collaborate closely with Residential Life, Habif Health and Wellness, the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, the Provost Office and other campus partners to implement accommodations for courses and programming.
“I enjoy working with students who, despite some additional challenges and responsibilities, whether related to their health, mobility or abilities, have chosen to pursue their degree,” said Stone.
Stone has over 18 years of experience in disability services, and has spent the past four years as the director of the DR Center (DRC) at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where he provided its programming oversight and management, as well as serving on the university’s committees for ADA compliance and Title IX coordination.
Stone holds a master’s degree in post-secondary disabilities services and a Doctorate of Education in Higher Education Administration.