Joey Shepherd is The University of Olivet’s Director of Academic Accommodations & Student Support. He also serves as an adjunct instructor and coordinates Self and Community, a required course in the liberal arts core curriculum at The University of Olivet. As a key member of the Student Development team, Shepherd is responsible for coordinating academic accommodations, directing the Peer Tutoring program, and supporting students throughout their time at The University of Olivet. Shepherd is a first-generation college student and graduate, and he is especially proud to help other first-gen students reach their goal of earning a college degree. Before coming to Olivet, Shepherd gained experience in admissions, housing, residence life, student conduct adjudication, student affairs, and diversity/multicultural affairs.
“I enjoy working at The University of Olivet because I get to support students daily. As the Director of Academic Accommodations, I serve as a resource, mentor, and advocate for students with disabilities, disorders, and/or impairments. Each student I work with has unique needs, and I take great pride in providing these students with the tools and resources they need to succeed and thrive at Olivet and beyond. Also, I am passionate about teaching and appreciate the ability to teach courses and develop curriculum prioritizing universal design for learning best practices,” said Shepherd.