Top Woman of the Year

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Katherine Leigh Myers

Ms. Myers has over 20 years in the education field. She is the Assistive Technology Specialist for the Office of Disability Services at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Wright State University is one of the top 5 universities providing services to students with physical disabilities in the country and the only university with an on-campus dog park for service dogs. Ms. Myers is responsible for integrating technology into the lives of students and families affected by disabilities. She specializes in career counseling, student affairs and leadership development. She is affiliated with the Association of Higher Education and Disabilities, Southwest Ohio Consortium for Higher Education, and the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America.

After obtaining a B.S. from Wright State University in 1994, Ms. Myers returned to Wright State University in 2005 to obtain a Masterís in Rehabilitation Counseling, Severe Disabilities. She holds a Professional Certification in Assistive Technology through the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America. Prior to her current positon, she served as the Adaptive Technology Specialist, Assistant Director, and Associate Director of the Office of Disability Services at Wright State University.

Ms. Myers was married for 42 years before her husband passed away. Together they raised their son Rob who has major disabilities. She states, "My son has always been one of my main sources of inspiration." In her spare time she enjoys volunteering with her church choir and participating in church activities, including volunteering with the Celebrate Recovery Program at Patterson Park Church.