I was denied my initial interview request from Hillsborough Community College (HCC) staff because 1) the person I was speaking with did not want to be recorded and 2) didn’t feel they were the best person to speak with. They actually referred me back to the person who originally referred me to them. After that, I decided to try a different HCC department.
Next, I visited the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities (OSSD), Student Services, to request an interview. They were enthusiastic about an article that described how their office helps students. They also thought they might like to use it as a student handout. They told me they always took a team approach in helping students and the interview should be no different. So Sharon Collins, Ed.S., Advising Generalist for Students with Disabilities, and Jeanette Starks, Coordinator of Services for Students with Disabilities, collectively granted me the interview.