About Us


LSS Staff



Edna K Gehring, Director of LSS
gehringe@pacificu.edu, (503) 352-2107

Edna has worked for the University since 1983. She has a Masters of Science in Teaching from Pacific University. Edna grew up in Hawaii, but has lived in the Beaverton area since 1983. She first started in the Admissions Office before moving to the HCOP program in the College of Optometry.

She currently spends her time helping students with disabilities and advising for NHOH. She also travels to Hawaii on a regular basis to interface with parents and students regarding coming to Pacific and helping with the Luau. Edna enjoys collecting Lionel Trains with her husband Hans and is an avid rubber stamper.





Kim Garrett, LSS Assistant
kjgarrett_mrc@pacificu.edu, (503) 352-2171

Kim is a Rehabilitation Counselor with years of experience in working with individuals with disabilities.  She graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Psychology (1986) and her Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling (1990) from Arkansas State University.  She has worked in Mental Health, Workers’ Compensation and State Vocational Rehabilitation.  


Mission Statement

The Learning Support Services Office is designed to arrange for specialized academic support services or modifications to the learning environment for students with disabilities. In general, the University will work with students to provide a variety of services that will accommodate their specific needs. The University requires appropriate documentation of a disability in order to better enable students to meet the established academic standards. All student records and information are confidential and only distributed at the student's request.