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Student Accessibility and Educational Opportunity

Division of Student Affairs

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Who We Are

Student Accessibility and Educational Opportunity (SAEO) is the designated office on VCU's Monroe Park Campus charged with fostering an environment where all students have equal access to the University's programs, services, and activities.

Our Mission (Updated for 2021)

Student Accessibility and Educational Opportunity champions holistic student development and success by creating a campus culture that strives to ensure equal access and inclusion. 

SAEO is committed to:

Our Staff

Ian Kunkes [View Image]

Ian Kunkes


Ricardo Clauden [View Image]

Ricardo Clauden-Cross

Assistant Director
Case Load (Last name A-I)

Rachel Jacobs [View Image]

Rachel Jacobs

Access Specialist
Case Load (Last name J-S)

Lisa Turner [View Image]

Lisa Turner

Office Manager 

Kristian Carden [View Image]

Kristian Carden

Senior Accessible Education Specialist
Case Load (Last name T-Z)

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Trudi Batiste

Intake Coordinator 

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Rebecca Shepherd

(Testing) Accommodations Coordinator or 

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Alexandra "Lexi" Rankin

Learning Specialist


Main Office
University Student Commons
907 Floyd Ave
Suite 018

Testing Center
Suite 014 (2 doors down)


Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
4:30 p.m. during the summer months

(804) 828-2253

(804) 828-1944


Students enrolled in the VCU Health Science Schools (College of Health Professions, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy) should contact the Division for Academic Success.

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