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McKenzie Nichols

Community Relations & Event Manager
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As the Community Relations & Event Manager, McKenzie Nichols oversees community outreach, supports membership engagement, and plans professional learning events. She has worked with the UDL-IRN since 2016 focusing on the development of professional learning opportunities and events, including the UDL-IRN International Summit and Great Lakes UDL Experience. McKenzie also supports UDL-IRN Special Interest Group activities, manages the CIDDL Community for the CIDDL project, and executes marketing projects. 

Prior to the UDL-IRN and CAST merger, McKenzie worked at the Center on Online Learning and Students with Disabilities, an OSEP-funded project partnership between the University of Kansas's Center for Research on Learning and CAST.

My Inspiration

It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all—in which case, you fail by default.

J.K. Rowling


B.A., Communications, University of Kansas
B.A., Spanish, University of Kansas

Selected Publications

Center on Online Learning and Students with Disabilities (2016). Equity matters: Digital & online learning for students with disabilities. Lawrence, KS: Author. Available at

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