Nashville State Introduces New Access Center Staff

August 17, 2022

Nashville State Community College welcomes Jonathan Beaty as director and Elizabeth Jerrolds as coordinator.

The Access Center, reporting to the associate vice president of Student Affairs, determines, coordinates, and provides accommodations to students with documented physical, emotional, or learning conditions. Access Center staff work with faculty and staff on behalf of and in coordination with students. They also provide reasonable accommodations to community members attending one of the College’s events.

Beaty comes to Nashville State after most recently serving the past five years as assistant program manager of the Kelly Autism Program at Western Kentucky University. In this role, he provided academic, social, and executive functioning support to students under the autism spectrum. He previously worked at Growing Minds Learning Center and Community Options, both in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

He holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts in Exceptional Education and is nearing the completion of his doctorate of education in Organization Leadership from Western Kentucky University.

Jerrolds was a longtime special education teacher in the Sumner County Schools System, while also serving a few years as an adjunct professor of Special Education at Trevecca Nazarene University.

She earned a Bachelor of Education in Human Services from the University of Tennessee Knoxville, Masters of Education in Special Education from the University of West Florida, Masters of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of Tennessee Martin, and a Specialist in Education, Curriculum Design and Instruction from Liberty University.

While the Access Center is in the Student Services Building on the White Bridge campus, they serve all students. For questions or assistance, please email, or call 615-353-3363.

Jonathan Beaty and Elizabeth Jerrolds