It is the policy and practice of Tulane University to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (Pub. L. No. 101-336), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Pub. L. No. 93-112, § 504, as amended), and state and local requirements regarding individuals with disabilities. Under these laws, no qualified individual with a disability shall be denied access to or participation in services, programs, and activities of Tulane University.
The Goldman Center for Student Accessibility offers assistance to all students and employees of Tulane, and accommodates them with modifications to their academic, online, and work environments.
Patrick Randolph is the Director for the Goldman Center for Student Accessibility. Patrick attended the Louisiana State University School of Allied Health Professions, where he secured a Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling (’95), as well as a Master of Health Sciences in Rehabilitation Counseling (’97).
Patrick has more than 20 years of professional experience in the field of Disability Services, and has served in his current capacity at Tulane University since 2009. Patrick is an avid sports fan and active supporter of Tulane, LSU, the Pelicans, and the Saints. Most weekends, you can find Patrick taking in a soccer match or enjoying one of the many festivals throughout the city.
Shawna is the Assistant Director for the Goldman Center for Student Accessibility. She is also a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor in the state of Louisiana. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Hope College, in Holland, Michigan, and a Master of Counseling Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to coming to Tulane and New Orleans, she worked as a Milieu Therapist at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
Shawna is passionate about social justice and specializes in issues related to trauma. She also has a particular interest in supporting students with diagnoses on the Autism Spectrum. When not serving the Tulane community, Shawna can be found spending time with her family, running, doing yoga or crafting her newest costume.
Kelly Walsh is an Access Coordinator for the Goldman Center for Student Accessibility. Although born in Dayton, Ohio, she spent most of her adolescence in Alexandria, Virginia, before eventually moving to New Orleans in 2014. Kelly received her Bachelor of Science in Communications (’08) from Old Dominion University, in Norfolk, Virginia, and is now hoping to pursue a Master of Arts in Counseling.
Being from a military family, Kelly is passionate about giving back to the military community and hopes that her future degree will afford her the opportunity to work with both veterans and active duty members. When not in class or in the office, Kelly can be found either at the movies, at a festival, or watching a baseball game.
Evan Keller is an Access Coordinator for the Goldman Center for Student Accessibility, and is primarily responsible for managing the Testing Center. He is originally from Cincinnati and moved to New Orleans in 2016. Evan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Classics and a Master of Arts in Italian, both from The Ohio State University. He has several years of experience teaching college courses in Italian, and has held a number of other positions at universities and in other industries.
When not serving students, Evan enjoys reading, baking, traveling, zazen, binging on Netflix, and spending time with his family.
Harry Cole is the Learning Specialist for the Goldman Center for Student Accessibility. He is native to the New Orleans area and graduated from Tulane University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Minor in Architectural Studies.
After graduating from Tulane, Harry and his wife moved to Texas, where he began training as an educator at the Houston Montessori Center. He earned his American Montessori Society (AMS) Secondary I/II Teaching Credential after a combined two years of study and practicum focusing on adolescent psychology, Montessori philosophy and pedagogical practices.
Harry was driven to understand the needs of all students, especially those who struggle in traditional learning environments. So, he quickly found himself training at the June Shelton School and Evaluation Center in Dallas to address the specific needs of students with learning differences and providing specific strategies for their success. Harry would later work for the Shelton Scholars program, using a multisensory structured language (MSL) approach to reading along with auditory discrimination and memory training in a small group settings.
As Tulane continues building its student learning resources, the Learning Specialist holds a leadership role in the efforts to coordinate and promote cross-departmental learning resources, as well as to establish new resources for students, faculty, and staff. As an equal priority, Harry supports the academic achievement and persistence of Tulane students with learning differences and disabilities whose challenges arise when those differences begin impacting other developmental and educational factors.
When away from campus, Harry spends much of his time cooking and entertaining with family and friends. He prefers the outdoors and enjoys exploring City Park, Bayou St. John, and Lake Pontchartrain on his bicycle or kayak.
Jo Ellen St. Ann is the Administrative Sectary for the Goldman Center for Student Accessibility. Jo Ellen joined the Tulane University community in February 2008 to provide administrative support to the Goldman Center. Previously, she was a ward clerk at Tulane University Hospital. When not serving students, Jo Ellen can be found spending her time with her family and friends.