Chad Jurica, disability specialist in Disability Resources and Services, was recently awarded the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) College of Education and Communications (COEC) IMPACT Award. The COEC IMPACT Awards recognize COEC alumni for their outstanding achievement in their profession and their leadership in their discipline or community.
He has worked the past 11 years in advising and disability support services. In addition to his disability services responsibilities at the University of Pittsburgh, Chad is involved with Staff Council and completed the Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program through the University of Pittsburgh’s Faculty and Staff Development program. Chad sits on the Sexual Assault Task Force and is an active member of the Survivor’s Support Network and the Allies Network.
Within the disability services community, Chad sits on the board of Academic Success Advocates, a nonprofit organization supporting parents of children with special needs.