Berkeley College has named Gail Krieger as Director, Office of Disability Services, effective Tuesday, July 6, 2021. In this role, she will act in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other federal and state laws pertaining to students with disabilities; guide the College on accessible technology practices; and promote disability inclusion and awareness, among other responsibilities.
Krieger spent more than a decade with the Irvington Union Free School District in Irvington, NY, most recently serving as Director of Pupil Personnel Services. In this role, she worked to develop clarity and understanding of special education programs and requirements, created specialized programs based on student needs, and ensured compliance with state and federal special education guidelines.
Krieger holds a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from the College of Saint Rose – Center for Integrated Teacher Education; a Master of Science in Special Education from St. John’s University; and a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Pathology with a minor in Education from Pace University. She is a resident of Tarrytown, NY.
“According to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately 40.6 million people, or 12.6% of the U.S. population, have a documented disability,” said Diane Recinos, EdD, Senior Vice President, Student Success, Berkeley College. “The Berkeley College Office of Disability Services is committed to providing all students with comprehensive support services to help them be successful on their educational journeys, and we are proud to welcome Gail Krieger to lead this important effort.”
In addition to ensuring all students at Berkeley College receive support services to achieve success, the Office of Disability Services also offers webinars and other programs throughout the year to the community at-large, creating awareness around topics including the Americans with Disabilities Act, voting access, inclusion and social justice.
“I am eager to meet with all students, faculty and staff and begin a wonderful partnership,” Krieger said.
Berkeley College celebrates its 90th anniversary in 2021. The theme commemorating this milestone is “Empowering Lives for 90 Years!”
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