Loyola University Chicago

Student Accessibility Center

Student Academic Services

Our Staff

Betsi Burns, Director, Learning & Student Success

Pronouns: she, her, hers

bburns4@luc.edu

Betsi Burns received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Law and Society with Phi Beta Kappa honors from Purdue University, her master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from Northwestern University, and is currently pursuing her PhD in Sociology from Loyola University Chicago. Betsi currently serves as Director of Learning and Student Success at Loyola University Chicago, and is passionate about supporting students in various capacities. With her experience in athletics, academic advising, and program development, Betsi is dedicated to providing students with excellent student development services, as well as challenging them to make the most of their own college experiences. Betsi has held administrative leadership positions at Northwestern University and currently serves on Council for Student Success, and chairs the Student Academic Services Assessment Committee. In her role, Betsi oversees the Student Accessibility Center, the Tutoring Center, and manages the Sullivan Center building operations. She is also a member of AHEAD (Association on Higher Education and Disability), NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) and NACADA (the Global Community for Academic Advising).

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Jalynn Grosz, Accessibility Specialist

Pronouns: she/her/hers

jgrosz@luc.edu

Jalynn Grosz obtained an undergraduate degree in Developmental Psychology at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, a post-baccalaureate certificate in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She currently holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She comes to Loyola University Chicago after working as a speech-language pathologist in a variety of settings, including K-12 institutions and outpatient clinics. Jalynn is excited to continue helping students access their curriculum, now at the higher education level. For fun, Jalynn loves exploring all Chicago has to offer, keeping up with NCAA gymnastics, traveling, and spending time with her rescue dog, Sunday! 

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Eric Perry, Testing Coordinator

Pronouns: he/him/his

eperry5@luc.edu 

Eric earned his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Purdue University, and is currently a graduate student in the Information Systems & Analytics program within Loyola's Quinlan School of Business. He has previously worked in Indianapolis with the Public Allies and AIDS United AmeriCorps programs, where he provided testing, counseling and case management services to people living with HIV/AIDS. After relocating to Chicago, he worked as a case manager, connecting people newly diagnosed with HIV/AIDS to medical care, before coming to Loyola. In his free time, he bartends in the Northalsted neighborhood, and also loves traveling, tennis, and concerts!

 

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Grace Hunter, Accessibility Specialist

Pronouns: She/Her

ghunter1@luc.edu 

 

Grace obtained her undergraduate degree in Special Education at Purdue University-West Lafayette, IN, and a master’s degree in Special Education from the University of Kansas with a focus on inclusive education.  Grace has diverse experience as an educator and case manager in public and private settings for individuals with disabilities and other health-related support needs. Grace recently moved to Wilmette with her husband and two children, and looks forward to bringing her past experience to her new role supporting the faculty and students at Loyola University Chicago. 

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Nathan Rider, Accessibility Specialist

Pronouns: He/Him

nrider@luc.edu 

 

Nathan earned a bachelor’s degree in Speech, Language and Hearings Sciences at Purdue University followed by a master's degree from Bowling Green State University in Special Education with a certificate in Assistive Technology. He moved to Chicago following his undergraduate education and has quickly made Roger’s Park his home. With his role within the Student Accessibility Center (SAC), he is excited to advocate for the needs of Loyola’s student body. In his free time, Nathan likes to play games, watch (occasionally cheesy) horror movies, walk along the beach front and play/listen to music with his friends.  

 

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Camryn Brown, Administrative Assistant

Pronouns: She/Hers

cbrown32@luc.edu 

Camryn earned her bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkansas and is currently a graduate student in the English department at Loyola. Camryn began her journey with the SAC as a graduate assistant working alongside the staff to create the best services possible for LUC students. She also has experience in management and customer service as she worked in retail and a coffee shop for several years. In her free time, Camryn enjoys reading, watching the Great British Baking Show, cheering on the Memphis Grizzlies with her husband, and learning new things.

 

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Tom Osman, Accessibility Specialist

Pronouns: He/Him

tosman1@luc.edu

 

Tom earned his bachelor's degree in Special Education from Purdue University and a master's degree in Higher Education Leadership from Concordia University Chicago. He has experience working with individuals with disabilities in a variety of settings. His experience includes working as a special education teacher across all grade levels, working as an autism therapist serving students of all ages,  and working in residential/home -based services for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  In his free time, he enjoys attending Purdue football and basketball games, being with friends and family, and attending classic rock concerts. A fun fact is that Tom is a direct descendant of former Loyola University President Father Robert Kelley. Tom is looking forward to serving students with disabilities as part of Loyola University and being a positive influence on the students he serves. 

 

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Jake Pikula, Accessibility Specialist

Pronouns: He/Him

jpikula@luc.edu

 

Jake earned his bachelor's degree in Special Education from Indiana University- Bloomington. In 2020, he went back to school and received his master's degree in Instructional Design and Technology from the American College of Education. Jake spent the last six years teaching special education at the middle school and high school level. He is excited to begin this new role and looks forward to the new experiences that will come from working in Higher Education. In his free time Jake enjoys traveling, going to concerts, and spending time exploring the city. 

 

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Associate Director (currently hiring)

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Assistant Director (currently hiring)