The Lee Joyce Richmond Scholarship for Empowering and Mentoring a Young Adults in Transition through Career Development and Counseling
Clis Stauffer works as a full-time administrator in the Center for Disability Studies at Kent State University. For the past 45 years she has worked in various positions at Kent State University (KSU) and the University of Pennsylvania. She obtained two Masters Degrees from KSU in Higher Education Administration and Rehabilitation Counseling. Clis had had several positions working with individuals with disabilities, being an outside evaluator for numerous grants, and currently she is a grants coordinator with Dr. Phillip Rumrill in the Center for Disability Studies. One of the projects that was near-and-dear to Clis’ heart was working as a Technology and Employment on a NIDILRR Grant assisting students with traumatic brain injuries, from two and four year institutions. She supported these students by assisting them with technology and study techniques to be successful in their academic. She also supported the students on the NIDILRR Grant with their career endeavors. While working with the students with traumatic brain injuries Clis utilized the Career Construction Interview process to assist her students in determining the type of internship they would seek while in school, as well as their ultimate career path. Her research interests include writing grants with faculty involving autism, traumatic brain injuries for both civilian and veteran populations, spinal cord injuries, and Multiple Sclerosis.