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The Ability Institute Goes International

The Ability Institute has expanded its horizons. Meet the Ability Institute: Belize.

The Ability Institute now includes an international site for the Ability Ally exhibit and workshops. This summer, a second exhibit of the Allies for Inclusion: The Ability Exhibit was donated to St. John’s College in Belize City, Belize. Mirtha Peralta, President of St. John’s College, a Ph.D. student in Saint Louis University’s higher education administration program, and member of the Ability Institute Advisory Board, has agreed to be the international host site of the Ability Institute.  Peralta’s office will house the two exhibits on St. John’s College campus and manage the exhibit schedule/workshops throughout the school districts in Belize.

Karen Myers, Ph.D. will be retiring from Saint Louis University and as director of The Ability Institute in June of 2019. Christine Luebbert will be taking on a new role as director. Myers will continue as chairperson of the Ability Institute Advisory Board. Mark Pousson, Ph.D., will serve as SLU faculty liaison to the institute and Mirtha Peralta will continue as a member of the board.

We wish Myers the best in her retirement!