Director of Student Development, manager of Access Center
Eric Scott came to WSU Vancouver in January 2018 to serve as the Director for Student Development. Eric has completed an AA from Centralia College, has a BS in Psychology and MS in Experimental Psychology from Central Washington University (CWU), and has recently completed his coursework for a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. After 15 years working in Recreation and Residence Life programs at CWU, Eric jumped at the opportunity to learn additional areas of student support and move closer to family. Eric serves as the co-chair for the Student Success Council at WSU Vancouver and is passionate about the impact of higher education on students’ lives.
Patience McGinnis, PsyD
Student Wellness Center Manager
Patience McGinnis joined WSU Vancouver in October 2013. She is a licensed psychologist and manages the Student Wellness Center. Dr. McGinnis has been licensed as a psychologist in the state of Washington since 2009 and in the state of Oregon since 2010. Additionally, she holds a Master of Science in Special Education and has worked as a special education teacher for middle school students with disabilities.
LaRonda Zupp, MS
Access Center Coordinator
LaRonda Zupp joined WSU Vancouver in August of 2018. As a Deaf individual, LaRonda has first-hand knowledge and experience of the challenges, frustrations and issues faced by the disabled community when seeking equal access to information, education, services and involvement. She credits her former college advisor in the Disability Support Services, with teaching her many years ago as a young freshman, and newly deafened, how to understand her own accommodation needs, her rights for equal access and how to ask for support services. Empowered from the self-advocacy skills she learned in college, LaRonda went on to earn a BA in Deaf Studies from California State University, Northridge (1987), an MS in Rehabilitation Counseling from California State University, Northridge (1990), and several post-graduate certificates. She has worked with the Deaf and disabled community in a professional capacity for over 30 years as a School Counselor, Community Educator, Client Advocate, Nonprofit Manager, Retreat and Life Coach and Entrepreneur. LaRonda has devoted most of her professional life to teaching diverse individuals with disabilities about the laws that support them, and how to self-advocate for equal access and appropriate accommodations in both educational and community settings.
Alternative Testing Services Assistant
Montana graduated from WSU Vancouver in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. She is also a Clark College alumnus. In her spare time she enjoys catching up on her favorite TV shows and spending time with her dogs. She is excited to work with current WSU Vancouver students in the Access Center.
Access Center Assistant
Katrina Redding joined the team in September of 2019. An alumnus of The Evergreen State College, she has a background in nonprofit volunteer management, administrative and customer support, and service in educational settings. She likes doing headstands and growing beautiful backyard produce. Katrina feels gratitude to work in support of staff and students at the WSU Access Center.
Alternative Print Assistant
Eden Gillmer joined the Access Center in January 2019. She has earned an AA in Business Administration with honors from Clark College, during which time she was part of the PTK honors society, Nerd Girls, and Japanese Culture Club. She is currently seeking a BA from the Carson College of Business, majoring in Management Information Systems and Accounting. Eden looks forward to using her skills to make it easier and faster for the Access Center to serve the student population of WSU Vancouver.