Jeff Vernooy played key roles in making Wright State more accessible to those with disabilities


Jeffrey Vernooy, who died Monday at 61, was the driving force behind many of the programs that make Wright State University one of the top disability-friendly schools in the nation, colleagues said Tuesday.

A “tremendous role model,” Vernooy spent his 36-year career at Wright State ensuring students could not only earn a degree, but build a career after graduation.

“He was very respected on the campus,” said Katherine Myers, interim director of the Office of Disability Services. “Jeff was very passionate about the diversity of our campus and having people understand the differences of our populations.”


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