Sherry Proctor


  • M.A., Language Development and Learning, Lenoir-Rhyne University
  • B.S., Deaf Education, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Sherry Proctor is the director of disability services at Lenoir-Rhyne since 2003. In her role, she works with professors and staff to provide accommodations that give students with disabilities equal access. In addition, Proctor provides support to students with varying needs and abilities, with roughly 7 percent of the LR student population using some services from her department. As a result, the services provided to students range and vary. Still, accommodations include extended testing time, note-taking, electronic texts, alternate testing arrangements, adjustable furnishings, assistive technology, preferential seating, housing accommodations, referrals to other campus support services and accessible locations for those with physical disabilities. Proctor also serves as the university Section 504 and Title III coordinator.

In her more than 20 years at LR, Proctor has also worked as an interpreter for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.