Disability Resource Center

Contact Information

The Disability Resource Center hours of operation are located on our main page.

Individuals wishing to speak with one of our staff are encouraged to call ahead, though drop-ins are accepted as staff is available.

Disability Resource Center, University North Carolina Wilmington
DePaolo Hall, First Floor
601 South College Road Wilmington, NC 28403-5942
Phone: 910-962-7555 - Fax: 910-962-7556 - TDD 800-735-2962

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Disability Resource Center Staff

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Chris Stone, Ed.D




As Director, Dr. Stone leads the Disability Resource Center in its efforts to assist students with disabilities in meeting their academic and personal development goals. He collaborates with the university community to serve the broader mission of inclusivity and opportunity, advocating for the full participation of students with disability at UNCW. Dr. Stone developed the SEA.lab (Strategy Enhancement for Achievement) program in DRC, a comprehensive academic support for students with disabilities. Chris has been Co-Chair of Programs for the Association on Higher Education And Disability (AHEAD) International Conference, and currently serves on an Association work group examining the AHEAD assessment tools available for campuses and departments seeking to evaluate their efforts on behalf of students with disabilities. Dr. Stone was recently elected to a three-year term as Director-at-Large on the AHEAD Board, and is Treasure of NCAHEAD, the North Carolina affiliate of AHEAD.


Dr. Stone conducts research and speaks on topics related to Inclusion/Involvement for Diverse Populations, the Metacognitive Development of Students, Legal Aspects of Disability in Higher Education, and Best Practices for Supporting Students with Disabilities.  


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RJ Kilgore, MS, CRC, LPCA

Assistant Director - Services and Systems



RJ Kilgore is the Assistant Director of Services and Systems for the Disability Resource Center (DRC).  He serves as the primary contact person for the office, overseeing daily in-person and phone contact from students, faculty, and staff with disability or accessibility concerns.  RJ provides disability-related academic, career, and personal guidance for students and acts as the department liaison with support agencies and departments inside as well as outside of UNCW.  As a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, RJ has experience providing services to students with disabilities in various settings.  He was previously employed with Vocational Rehabilitation in the New Hanover County Schools program, where he assisted students with a wide range of disabilities transition from high school to post-secondary education or the workforce. In his leisure time, RJ enjoys outdoor activities including hunting and fishing.  


Debbie Pérez-López, MS, LPC

Assistant Director - Student Learning



Debbie Pérez-López is the Assistant Director of Student Learning for the Disability Resource Center (DRC). In addition to helping oversee daily in-person, phone and email contact from students, faculty and staff with accessibility or disability concerns, she serves as the primary contact person for DRC students who are interested in academic skills development. Debbie conducts individual and workshop sessions on a variety of topics designed to enhance student learning.  Debbie also coordinates with staff and faculty across campus to ensure students’ individual accommodation needs are met and to assist departments with their contributions to creating an inclusive campus community. As a former director of disability services, Debbie has over 8 years of experience working with others in the higher education environment within the disability service provision framework. When she is not at work, Debbie enjoys running, swimming, and spending time with family.

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Betsy Terkeltoub

Testing Coordinator / Office Manager



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.