Bio: Devin Axtman is a Student Services Coordinator (SSC) for the Office of Disability Access (ODA). Devin is also a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC). Devin has worked at the ODA since 2013 as a Graduate Assistant and now as a full-time SSC. Devin also proudly serves as advisor for UNT's Alpha Nu chapter of Delta Alpha Pi International Honor Society, an honor society for students with disabilities. Devin is a proud UNT alum receiving a BA in Political Science and a BS in Rehabilitation Studies in 2013 and a Master's in Rehabilitation Counseling in 2015. In his spare time, Devin enjoys watching any kind of sport, especially hockey and professional wrestling. Go Stars and Go Mean Green!
What’s an identity you’re proud to share with others at UNT: I am proud to identify as a disabled person. I have Cerebral Palsy and a Movement Disorder. I get around campus using my trusty wheelchair, Cerebral Rollsy. I strive with my colleagues to make disability an increasingly recognized part of diversity at UNT.
What does your role entail/what do you do: I assist students on getting their accommodations set up through the ODA registration process. I work with students and professors on implementing their accommodations throughout their academic career at UNT. I also present to allied campus offices on topics related to disability.
What is your favorite part about working at UNT: My favorite part about working at UNT is certainly the students. I love that I can play a small part in an educational journey that will hopefully open doors later in life.
How have UNT students impacted your life: I learn from and am consistently rejuvenated by UNT students every day. As a former UNT student, I am happy that I am able to help students along with my great ODA team and other colleagues like the assistance I received.
Fun fact about you: When I was 2 years old I was on ABC World News Tonight with Peter Jennings while my mom was interviewed while holding me with a horrible perm. (Also, fun UNT fact: There is one fridge on the far right of the wall of fridges in the UNT Corner Store that sells Dr. Pepper. I always share that for fellow DP fans).