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Commission for Disability

About Us

The Commission for Disability (CFD) is one of several groups that advises the Chancellor of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, on issues of importance to our campus community. We want to create a space and opportunity for people to have a voice, and a place to share their own experiences and intentionally make suggestions about policy changes. In addition to advocating for support beyond traditional ADA accommodations, the commission seeks to create opportunities for individuals to share their experiences with disability on campus and elsewhere.

Co-chair: Rob Spirko, Senior Lecturer, Department of English

Co-chair: David Ndiaye, Director, Student Disability Services


  • Equity & Policy
  • Events and Communication
  • Membership, Retention and Awards

Call for Membership

2023 Membership Application Open

Follow this link to apply. Deadline May 15



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