Our team in Student Disability Services is here to help you achieve your goals. We are eager to work with you throughout your time at UMKC. We invite you to learn more about us and get in touch if we can help you. 

Scott Laurent, Director of Student Disability Services

I have directed the office since 1998.  In my spare time I enjoy hiking, bird watching and fly fishing.  I have one son and two bonus daughters.

I focus on: new student intakes, coordinating accommodations with faculty and students, and providing training on disability issues to the campus community.


Jane Holland

I started with UMKC in 1997.   For the last 10 years I’ve worked  in Student Disability Services.  I have two children, (one with disabilities).  I love amusing t-shirts, the various art works of Randal Spangler and I’m a voracious reader.

I focus on: coordinating accommodated testing, arranging letters of accommodation and maintaining student files.


Joni Donze

I’ve been affiliated with UMKC, in one way or another, for 20 years: first, as a student, and then, for the past 11 years, with Student Disability Services. When I’m not working, I enjoy reading, travel, cooking, and music. I have a son and four grandchildren who live in the St Louis area, and I enjoy visiting them as often as possible.

I focus on: proctoring exams and coordinating the alternate text program at UMKC.


Dave Kinred

I focus on: proctoring exams and providing office support.