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Hours and Location
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
Hollister Hall, Suite 220
Meet the Staff
Get to know the team in the Department of Accessibility Services.
Director, Accessibility Services
Mary Powell, Director of Accessibility Services, oversees the Department of Accessibility Services at Babson College, and has worked in the field of academic support for over 30 years. Mary is responsible for the management, strategic planning, and decision making for the academic support programs provided by the department. Mary’s team manages the operational components of academic accommodations, which include but are not limited to, the exam proctoring program, and the peer note-taking program. Mary partners with colleagues to promote student accessibility as a campus-wide responsibility and promotes universal design principles.
Mary holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Providence College. She earned her Master of Education from Harvard University, where she focused on reading, language and learning disabilities.
Assistant Director, Accessibility Services
In partnership with the Director of Accessibility Services, Lindsay assists in managing the daily operations of the resources and services that support the College’s responsibility to ensure equal access for students with disabilities, and advises campus partners on accessibility accommodation-related issues for students. Lindsay works with a cohort of students in the graduate school, incoming first-years, and transfer students. Also, Lindsay coordinates the notetaking program, the temporary medical injury accommodations, and the assistive technology program.
Lindsay holds a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and a Minor in Psychology from Bridgewater State University and a Master of Science in Education from Simmons University. Additionally, she completed an Applied Behavior Analysis Specialization from Western New England University.
Coordinator, Accessibility Services
John manages the day-to-day operations of the Department of Accessibility Services exam proctoring program and helps support the department’s notetaking program. In addition, John manages the DAS recruitment, selection process, and training of student workers. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Southern Methodist University.
Colleen Biron is the administrative assistant in Student Advising & Success and Accessibility Services. She oversees the front desk and handles the overall office support functions and event planning as a part of her day-to-day duties.
She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from The Boston Conservatory.
Mary Beth Crane
Mary Beth Crane is the part-time administrative assistant in Student Advising & Success and Accessibility Services. She handles overall office support functions and event planning as part of her day-to-day duties.
She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Wheaton College.