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Meet the Staff

Introducing Our Staff


Tynisha Henderson-Mitchell has more than 20 years of progressive experience in student support, beginning her professional career as an advisor with Talent Search, a federally funded TRIO program serving first-generation students.  Tynisha’s career has been untraditional by some standards, but she has always maintained her personal commitment to supporting students and access to higher education. 

Tynisha Henderson-Mitchell joined the Office of Student Accessibility Services at Western New England University in Springfield, Massachusetts in June 2020. She has an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Sociology and a graduate degree in Educational Psychology from American International College and is currently a doctoral candidate. Tynisha is a strong advocate for disability rights and marginalized populations and continues to create policy, develop programming, and working tirelessly to ensure students maintain equal access to all facets of their education. 

Tynisha is a life-long resident of western Massachusetts and currently serves on the board of Western Mass Training Consortium, an organization dedicated to community-based approaches to meet the needs of people with disabilities.  Tynisha enjoys building community, working as a collaborative campus partner, and supporting students.  She is passionate about supporting student self-advocacy and cultivating student growth, as well as promoting access and accessibility for the community. In her free time, Tynisha enjoys spending time with her family, reading for pleasure not research, going to museums, and watching Star Wars. Tynisha plans to retire and live in Disney World, one day in the distant future when accommodations are no longer required.