Kim Bates

Interpreter Coordinator

Hello! I am the Interpreter Coordinator for Disability Resources, and as such I coordinate a variety of accommodations for those students who are d/Deaf or hard-of-hearing. I am also frequently seen around campus interpreting at large events such as Convocation, Commencement, as well as in the classroom. I've been here at KU in some capacity since the fall of 1999.

I have an Associate's degree in Sign Language Interpreting from Johnson County Community College, a Bachelor's degree in Speech-Language-Hearing from KU, and I am currently a graduate student in KU's Cognitive Psychology program.


How I can help


Kim Bates
Disability Resources

1450 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045

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