Dr. Arber Winn appointed director of Access and Accommodation

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Dr. Arber Winn

MACON —Following a national search, Mercer University Provost Dr. D. Scott Davis today announced that Dr. Arber Winn from Clark Atlanta University has been appointed director of Access and Accommodation, effective April 15.

“We are both excited and pleased to have someone of Dr. Winn’s caliber join the Division of Student Affairs,” said Dr. Douglas Pearson, vice president for student affairs and dean of students. “After an extensive national search, Dr. Winn proved to have all the attributes we were looking for in a new director. He not only has a deep understanding of the role of disability support services, he has a passion and a proven track record for advocating for students with disabilities. We look forward to evolving this office under his leadership.”

Dr. Winn says he strives to ensure the success of students with disabilities in pursuit of their academic endeavors.

“I am ecstatic to join the Mercer family as the new director of access and accommodation,” said Dr. Winn. “Innovative access and accommodation services are key for the success of students with disabilities in order to improve their higher education experiences.”

Dr. Winn comes to Mercer after serving as the assistant director of disability services at Clark Atlanta University since 2019. While at Clark Atlanta University, Dr. Winn also held undergraduate and graduate adjunct faculty positions in the School of Arts/Sciences and School of Education. Prior to his time at Clark Atlanta University, Dr. Winn was director of disability support services and Title IX coordinator for Baltimore City Community College in Baltimore (2014-2019). He has also served as coordinator of student support and disability services for The Art Institute of Washington and The Art Institute of Washington-Dulles, Arlington, Virginia, and Dulles, Virginia (2010-2014).

A member of the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD), Dr. Winn’s research interests include higher education student support services and retention of students in higher education with disabilities.