The DRC staff standing in front of the fountain.

Meet the Staff


Reed Claiborne, MS - Director

Reed Claiborne is the Director for the UALR Disability Resource Center, and has served UALR and the department since 2012.  He earned his Bachelor’s in Speech Communication and his Master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling both from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Reed has a passion for working with students with disabilities and has presented on learning disabilities at conferences and workshops. Prior to earning his Master’s, Reed worked in the business sector and coached youth sports. In addition to working closely with students and faculty, he is the DRC liaison to the campus on accessible facilities.

Gwenyth Sutphin, M.Ed, NIC- Interpreter/Transcriber Coordinator

Gwenyth’s main responsibility is to provide interpreting services for the campus community. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree from UA Little Rock in 2003 and her Masters in Education specializing in Interpretation from University of North Florida in 2012. She has been working in the field of interpreting since 2002 in a variety of settings before joining the DRC team in February of 2017. Gwenyth is nationally certified and is actively involved with the Arkansas Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.


Collise Dennis - Office Manager



Gillian Whitney - Sign Language Interpreter