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, reading, poetry and fly fishing.

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 and peer note takers.


Carol Fitzpatrick

Carol is a long time Roo having retired from Human Resources a few years back she now assists us with our alternative texts, proctoring and a 1001 other things. In her spare time she is a servant to her two cats Gary and Willa.



Dave Kinred

I focus on: proctoring exams and providing office support.