Neita Israelite named Chair of Access York

Neita IsraeliteProfessor Neita Israelite has been selected to serve as the Chair of Access York for a three-year term commencing July 1, 2005, announced Robert Tiffin, vice-president students.

Right: Professor Neita Israelite, new Chair of Access York

Israelite has been an active member of Access York for many years and has taught in the Faculty of Education’s Deaf Education program since 1985. Israelite, who is also a member of the Faculty of Graduate Studies’ Graduate Program in Critical Disabilities, brings extensive experience and knowledge to the position. She joined the Access York committee shortly after arriving at York and was a member of the working group that developed the original York University Senate policy for students with disabilities. She has developed a close working relationship with the Office for Persons with Disabilities and has also been the faculty advisor to ABLE York.

Israelite is keenly aware of the issues and the legislative mandate that will result from the recent passage of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, said Tiffin. “I am confident that she will continue to provide strong leadership to Access York. Please join me in welcoming Dr. Israelite to her new role,” he added.

“I also want to take this opportunity to thank the outgoing Chair of Access York, Dr. Arthur Haberman, for his dedication and commitment to the York community for the past three years,” Tiffin said.