New Academic ADA Coordinator in Academic Resource Center

Jan. 9, 2018

Effective Tuesday, Jan. 16, Christy Herzing will join the Academic Resource Center (ARC) as the academic ADA coordinator. Herzing replaces Shelley Wolfmeyer, who left the position in Oct. 2017.

Christy Herzing
Christy Herzing

Temporary academic ADA coordinator Michelle Fassler will continue working through Friday, Jan. 26, to help transition Herzing into the full-time role and to make the transition as smooth as possible for Herzing, students, and faculty and staff members.

Many individuals may already know Herzing. She graduated from Webster in May 2017 with a MA in Human Resource Development. In Fall 1 2017, she taught her first adjunct course at Webster University, and she is well-known in the St. Louis community due to her advocacy and outreach for individuals with disabilities. Herzing was a panelist during the 2016 Webster University Diversity and Inclusion Conference, and she presented a disability training at Webster in October 2016.

Most recently, Herzing worked at Paraquad as the community access coordinator, and she has worked as the disability resource coordinator for Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce as well as the disability program navigator for a corporation in Mount Vernon, Illinois.

“I am excited to join the Academic Resource Center team and to become a full-time member of the Webster community," Herzing said. "As a student, I had the opportunity to work directly with staff in the ARC. I’m now looking forward to partnering with students, faculty and staff to continue the Webster tradition of inclusion. My goal is to make the transition for students and faculty as smooth as possible by providing education, resources, and knowledge to level the playing field for students with disabilities at Webster.”

Herzing will be available in Loretto Hall 55, by phone at extension 7700 (314-246-7700), and by email at or effective Jan. 16. Fassler continues to be available in Loretto Hall 55, by phone at extension 7700 (314-246-7700), and by email at or through Jan. 26.

Michelle Fassler
Michelle Fassler

“I have enjoyed my time in the ARC and the opportunity to work with students with disabilities at Webster," Fassler said. "I'd like to thank everyone who assisted me in serving in this important role in the Webster community.”

Please reach out or stop by to welcome Herzing and to thank Fassler for her work and partnership during her three months with Webster University. Fassler’s work has been important in supporting students and faculty and staff members, and Herzing will pick up that work and help propel Webster forward in providing access to students.

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