MSU Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities recently welcomed Colleen Floyd to team RCPD in June 2022 as an Ability Access Specialist for neurodivergent students and staff. Colleen attended the University of Wyoming, where she studied Political Science with minors in Gender and Women’s Studies and Statistics. She recently completed her Master of Science in Student Affairs in Higher Education at Miami University. Colleen is dedicated to ensuring accessibility and disability education through her own personal experience with disability services in both undergrad and graduate school.
When asked what she is passionate about, Colleen excitedly stated, “I am passionate about students! In undergrad, I served as a student ambassador and orientation leader for four years, igniting my passion for helping students thrive. Higher education can be a challenging and confusing time, but there are people and resources ready to assist. Part of having students thrive is also ensuring an inclusive and accessible environment, so I am continuously doing advocacy work and helping with DEIA (diversity, equity, inclusion, and access) efforts. I am excited to be a part of the MSU family and working to support the Spartan community.” Colleen aims to use both her personal and professional experience with disability services to help students along their journey at MSU.
When Colleen is not in the office, she can be found spending time with her partner, their dog, and two cats, reading, sipping coffee, enjoying Harry Styles music, and endlessly scrolling social media. Welcome to RCPD, Colleen! We are so excited to have you!