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APSU names Jamie McCrary as director of Disability Services

Jamie McCrary was recently named director of Disability Services at Austin Peay State University. He comes to APSU after several years at the Tennessee Department of Vocational Rehabilitation (Voc Rehab) as a master rehabilitation counselor. 

Jamie McCrary was recently named director of Disability Services at Austin Peay State University. He comes to APSU after several years at the Tennessee Department of Vocational Rehabilitation (Voc Rehab) as a master rehabilitation counselor. 

At Voc Rehab, McCrary served an average of 130 clients with disabilities and assisted them in determining employment outcomes. He collaborated with government agencies, community groups, disability organizations, medical providers and employers to develop an individual plan for each client.

He also coordinated with multiple high schools to assist students in their transition to work or higher education, including Austin Peay. He served as the lead consultant with the Tennessee School for the Blind, working with students as they prepared for graduation. 

McCrary brings extensive experience with assistive technology, client advocacy, document evaluation, case management, vocational assessments and interpretation of state and federal laws. He holds the Master of Science degree in Professional Counseling from the University of Houston-Clear Lake, and a Bachelor of Science from Florida State University. While at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, he served as a Disability Services Student Ambassador. He also served as a mentor coordinator for the America Reads Program at FSU and as a camp director at the North Florida Rotary Youth Camp for Special Needs, Inc.