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Alan Muir is the Executive Director of Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD). After joining the University of Tennessee (UT) in 1998, Alan Muir recognized the disconnect between post-secondary offices of disability services and career services at universities across the country. Mr. Muir co-founded Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD). Under his leadership, COSD experienced significant growth, bringing together member entities including universities, employers, and U.S. Government agencies to focus on career employment of college graduates with disabilities. Since 2005, COSD is funded solely through corporate and foundation relationships developed by Mr. Muir. He has presented at universities, employers and many conferences nationwide.
Mr. Muir's outside involvement in disability and employment issues includes current memberships in AHEAD, Tennessee AHEAD, NACE and SoACE. In 2011, Mr. Muir received the Fred Strache Award for Leadership from the California State University Northridge (CSUN) Center on Disabilities at the 26th Annual Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference. Mr. Muir also was the recipient of the 2004 AAPD / Paul G. Hearne Leadership Award, a distinguished and highly competitive national honor. Community service involvement includes membership on the Board of Directors of the Disability Resource Center in Knoxville.