DS Student Paraprofessionals: Hiring, Training, and Professional Development

Author: rblackstar

Rosalind Blackstar, M.A. Ed. is the Program Operations Coordinator at Disability Support Services at California State University, Fullerton. She has been working with persons with disabilities in higher education since 2007 and has worked in various roles within the Disabilities Services office, including Exam Proctoring Coordinator and Program Office Manager. In her current role as Program Operations Coordinator at CSUF, Rosalind provides leadership to 3 full time staff members including the Administrative Coordinator, Exam Proctoring Program Coordinator, and the Front Office Administrative Assistant in addition to overseeing and 15 student paraprofessionals. Rosalind collaborates and provides consultation to all areas of the disability services office, including disability counselors, specialists, and accessible technology staff. She helps provide education, training, and technical assistance to campus faculty and staff, and serves on various committees on and off campus. She is a strong supporter of diverse communities and inclusion and accessibility in all areas of campus life.