About Disability Services


The Office of Disability Services (DS) fosters an inclusive campus climate through education, service, collaboration, and outreach to the Randolph-Macon community.  We provide support for students with documented disabilities by promoting equal access to all programs and services.

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  • Enhance the ability of students with disabilities to understand how that disability affects the student in an educational setting, and with this understanding learn how to be a better self-advocate.
  • Communicate effectively with pre-admission students and their parents, giving open and honest evaluations of what accommodations might be available to each student.
  • Continually review relevant court and Office for Civil Rights rulings concerning persons with disabilities, as well as reviewing best practice models by maintaining membership in professional organizations and subscriptions to peer-reviewed journals and other relevant publications.
  • Provide leadership that ensures disability is recognized as a rich part of the diversity fabric on campus by providing information, education, and consultation to the entire Randolph-Macon community.

Contact Us

Office of Disability Services
Randolph-Macon College
P.O. Box 5005
Ashland, VA 23005
(804)752-7343 [phone]
(804)752-3744 [fax]



Robert Plienis

Robert Plienis

Associate Director, Higgins Academic Center
Director, Office of Disability Services

Phone: 804.752.7343

Email: robertplienis@rmc.edu

Office: McGraw-Page Library, 1st Floor



Dr. Susan Parker

Susan Parker, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Staff Supervisor, Higgins Academic Center

Phone: 804.752.7268

Email: sparker@rmc.edu

Office: Provost's Suite, Peele Hall 1st Floor