Staff

The staff in the Alpha Scholars Program are committed to ensuring that our students have every possible resource to find academic success.  If you need some time with our professional staff, please consider scheduling a meeting with us so that we can give you direct one-on-one attention.

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J. Scott Self   Calendar-icon

Director

Professor Self’s primary focus is to develop interventions to ensure access to a variety of underrepresented or disadvantaged student populations, and to protect the civil rights of students with disabilities at ACU.  Alpha students should schedule to meet with Prof. Self for any reason, but especially if they need assistance in…

    • Requesting accommodations for a disability
    • Connecting to other university resources
    • Coaching related to disabilities and other barriers
    • Assistance in determining whether a student has a disability
    • Problem-solving issues with majors/career choice, faculty issues, and university policies

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Mattia Bray

Disabilities Coordinator

Ms. Bray coordinates all of the accommodations for students with disabilities, once they have been approved by Prof. Self.  Ms. Bray’s biggest responsibility is coordinating exams for students who receive accommodations, but she also coordinates all of the other accommodations approved for students as well.  Each student with a disability who has approved accommodations should consider meeting with Ms. Bray at the beginning of every semester so that she can help coordinate services between the student and faculty, or if they need assistance in…

    • Solving accommodation issues with faculty members
    • Improving delivery of accommodations in the classroom
    • Financial aid/literacy advising

Debbie Stewart

Administrative Coordinator

Ms. Stewart is the glue that holds the whole program together.  While much of her duties relate to the administrative needs of the program, she meets with students constantly. If you need to meet with Ms. Stewart to fill out forms, or request a tutor, you need not schedule an appointment.  But it is a very good idea to schedule an appointment if you need assistance in:

  • Setting up tutoring
  • Sign up for accommodated exams
  • Finding appropriate documentation for disability
  • Assistance in securing accommodations
  • Schedule a meeting with Prof. Self or Ms. Bray