As the director of Student Disability Services at A&M-Commerce, Alexis is passionate about helping students access the accommodations they need to successfully navigate college life. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in higher education to achieve her goal of helping people gain independent living resources and reach their career aspirations.
How do you help students at A&M-Commerce?
I help students with disabilities receive accommodations, build self-advocacy skills and connect with other needed services on campus. My work includes helping students contact their professors to make them aware of accommodations, learning about and implementing additional accommodations, and providing information to faculty and staff on how to ensure accessibility in their courses.
A Conversation with Alexis
What would you tell a student who is thinking about attending A&M-Commerce?
I would encourage potential students to become familiar with the various departments on campus, like Student Disability Services, The Counseling Center and TRIO. These services and many more will help you succeed by providing additional support as you work toward your academic goals. While there are many other helpful services on campus, these are great starting points to connect you with others.
Tell us about your educational journey.
I received my Bachelor of Arts in Special Education at the University of North Florida where I was a special education teacher for five years. After that, I earned my Master of Arts in Counselor Education with a focus in Vocational Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling at Florida International University. In the summer of 2019, I came to A&M-Commerce as a student disability coordinator in Student Disability Services and have since been promoted to director. I am currently enrolled in the Higher Education doctoral program at A&M-Commerce. It is my goal to help adults and adolescents who have disabilities gain independent living resources and reach their career aspirations.
What is something that we may not know about you?
In 2020, I started a YouTube channel that focuses on providing educational resources for students in college. The channel has grown tremendously!
- Ed.D., Texas A&M University-Commerce, 2024
- M.A. in Counselor Education (Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Vocational Rehabilitation), Florida International University, 2019
- B.A. in Education (Special Education), University of North Florida, 2013
Awards and Services
- Atypical Ambassadors Recognition
- Understanding Rehabilitation Counseling Award
- Licensed Professional Counselor Associate
- Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC)