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CDA Member, Public Relations Coordinator
Kathleen Ford

Kathy Ford


  1. What is your role in CDA and how long have you been a member?
    • I've been a member for nearly three years and am the Public Relations Coordinator.

  2. What is your favorite thing about CDA?
    • Collaborating with fellow CDA committee members and learning about the many enriching programs and services available on campus and throughout southeast Iowa.

  3. What is your position on campus?
    • Administrative Coordinator & Assistant to the Chair in the School of Music

  4. What is your disability or condition, if any, if you are comfortable sharing?
    •  I was diagnosed with Relapsing/Remitting Multiple Sclerosis 2 years ago.

  5. What is your educational background?
    • Bachelor of Arts, Communication Studies, The University of Iowa, 1992
    • Associate of Arts, Public Relations, Kirkwood Community College, 1990
  1. What advice would you give to a colleague on campus who has a (DIS)ability?
    • Please know there are many services available on campus and that you’re always welcome to attend our monthly CDA meetings to learn more!

  2. What advice would you give to a student on campus who has a (DIS)ability?
    • To begin fostering a relationship with a campus Disability Advisor and to register with Student Disability Services.

  3. Where is your favorite place to eat in town?
    • Mia Za’s – They have a healthful selection of food that’s fast, delicious, and affordable!

  4. What is your favorite activity to do at UI?
    • Attending Performing Arts events and Iowa Football games!

  5. What best disability-related practices or changes do you recommend to better our campus?
    •  I recommend live captioning at sporting events

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