Shelby Gombosi, former Ability Access Specialist for Psychiatric health for the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities, was recently promoted to Assistant Director of Case Management, Assessment, & Programmatic Innovation.
Shelby started at RCPD in July 2020 as a Psychiatric Ability Access Specialist. She pioneered thePromoting Educations & Emotional Resilience (PEER) Program, which provides weekly psychoeducational workshops to help students develop resiliency skills utilizing techniques derived from evidence-based practices. Prior to that position, she worked in the MSU College of Natural Science Student & Academic Affairs Office to provide support to the Associate Deans of Graduate Education & Academic Affairs and Undergraduate Education. In this role, she primarily worked with graduate students from 2016-2020. During her time at the College of Natural Science, Shelby won the 2019 Ruth Jameyson “Above & Beyond” Award for distinguished staff at MSU. Shelby also held a couple roles in the Honors College, beginning in the Gifted and Talented Education Department (GATE) in 2008 and eventually moving into the Dean’s office to work with undergraduate students in a joint role with the National/International Fellowship & Scholarship Office.
In this new role, Shelby will be supporting the Ability Access Specialists in their work to benefit the students and employees who identify with RCPD. Shelby states, “I look forward to building relationships across campus, increasing awareness and education around disability initiatives, and supporting our specialists in the creative programmatic pursuits.”
Outside of the office, Shelby can be found spending time with her friends and family at a cookout or sitting around a bonfire. Shelby also enjoys kayaking, traveling, and attending concerts and music festivals. Driving through mountainous areas during the fall to see the leaves change color or dipping her toes in the ocean are some more of her favorite pastimes. When the weather gets cooler, Shelby loves to visit warm areas to escape from the Michigan winters.
Congratulations, Shelby, on your promotion to Assistant Director of Case Management, Assessment, & Programmatic Innovation! We are so excited to watch you shine in this role!