Disability Resource Center

Our Staff

Staff table displaying photos and biographies
Leigh Fickling

Leigh Fickling, J.D., M.Ed. M.S. 

Director

910-962-7555

ficklingl@uncw.edu

Leigh Davis Fickling is the Director of the Disability Resource Center (DRC).  With over 25 years of executive higher education leadership administration experience, Leigh’s area of expertise is in disability management and the implementation of reasonable accommodations in the classroom and the workplace. Leigh holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the Charleston School of Law.  Leigh holds a Master of Education degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Master of Science in Strategic Leadership from Mountain State University.   In addition to her student affairs and higher education background, Leigh was also a solo legal practitioner with a small practice focusing on education law, disability law, and domestic relations.  The UNCW Disability Resource Center, under Leigh’s direction, serves as a central clearinghouse for student disability-related information, procedures and services, and works to ensure that qualified individuals with disabilities are provided equal access to all programs, services and activities offered by UNCW.

Kari Saunders

Kari Saunders, MAT, M.Ed.

Assistant Director – Assistive Technology

910-962-7555

saundersk@uncw.edu

 

Kari Saunders is one of the Assistant Directors in the Disability Resource Center (DRC) specializing in Assistive Technology (AT).  Originally from the Chicago area, Kari brings over 18 years of experience as a special educator, disability specialist, and assistive technology specialist.   Kari has a Master of Arts degree in Teaching from Aurora University and a Master of Education degree in Special Education from the University of Illinois - Chicago (UIC).  Additionally, she has an AT Certificate from UIC's Department of Disability and Human Development's Assistive Technology Certificate Program (ATCP), accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Education (CoA-RATE).

Jennifer Uber

Jennifer Uber

Assistant Director - Student Learning

910-962-7555

uberj@uncw.edu 

Jennifer Uber is one of the Assistant Directors in the Disability Resource Center (DRC) at UNCW. Jennifer moved from Charlottesville, VA in October 2021 to join the DRC Team after working in the Student Disability Access Center at the University of Virginia. Born and raised in Southeast Pennsylvania, she is the daughter of two military veterans and is a proud supporter of our military service members. Jennifer earned her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with a Certification in School Psychology from Immaculata University. Upon graduation, Jennifer worked as mental health therapist and became a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania. In 2013, Jennifer took her skill set into Higher Education and accepted her first position within the field of Disability Services at Temple University. She is excited to start her new role in the DRC and exploring her new hometown.  

Gwen Morris

Gwen Morris, M.Ed.

Disability Specialist

910-962-7555

morrisg@uncw.edu 

Gwen Morris is a Disability Specialist in the Disability Resource Center (DRC). Gwen came to UNCW in August 2020 after working with students with disabilities for over thirty years in the North Carolina Community College System. She enjoys working one on one with students to assist them in connecting with the DRC. Gwen earned her undergraduate degree from Western Kentucky University and a master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Georgia.

Betsy Terkeltoub

Betsy Terkeltoub

Testing Coordinator/ Office Manager

910-962-7555

terkeltoube@uncw.edu

Betsy Terkeltoub is the Testing Coordinator for the Disability Resource Center (DRC). Betsy is usually the first contact at the DRC, creating a welcoming environment for students, faculty, and staff. She is committed to assuring that the DRC is providing high quality services and organizes testing procedures for students who are using testing accommodations. Betsy has extensive administrative experience in the private sector and has been with UNCW for over ten years in a wide variety of roles, making her a valuable asset to the DRC. She has two grown children, and in her spare time, Betsy enjoys volunteering in the Wilmington community and loves traveling.

Emily

Emily

Student Intern

Emily is a Senior in the Bachelor's of Social Work Program at UNCW. She has a passion for disability justice and pride. She is completing her internship at the Disability Resource Center for the 2022-23 school year. When she isn't on campus you can find her working with kids or taking care of her pets.

 Student Workers

Logan

Logan

Kate

Kate

 

Hayley

Hayley

Jessica

Jessica