Institute on Disability Appoints Associate Director
Susan Fox has been named associate director of UNH's Institute on Disability (IOD). A clinical assistant professor, Fox joined the IOD in 2002. She currently serves as director of the UNH Center on Aging and Community Living.
"Sue Fox brings a wealth of knowledge about disability issues in New Hampshire to this new role at the IOD," said IOD Director Charles Drum. "We are excited about having her compassionate yet effective leadership style play a central role in the growth of our organization. Perhaps most importantly, residents of New Hampshire will benefit from having someone who is skilled in creating a supportive climate."
Prior to her time at the IOD, Fox served for five years as the state director of the Division of Developmental Services within the N.H. Department of Health and Human Services. She has been active in regional and statewide initiatives involving older adults and persons with disabilities for more than 30 years.
"I have enjoyed my ten years at the IOD and have the utmost respect for its faculty and staff," said Fox. "I look forward to the challenges this new role presents and believe my wide range of personal and professional experience will be an asset in helping to lead the IOD during this period of organizational change."
The Institute on Disability was established in 1987 to provide a coherent university-based focus for the improvement of knowledge, policies, and practices related to the lives of persons with disabilities and their families. Its mission is to strengthen communities to ensure full access, equal opportunities, and participation for all persons.