President's Council on Deafness
PRESIDENT'S COUNCIL ON DEAFNESS
POSITION OF THE STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF
OF GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY
*** The appointment of the new president of Gallaudet University has resulted in an OVERWHELMING vote of NO CONFIDENCE in the Board of Trustees!
1) We demand that the Board of Trustees appoint one of the two deaf finalists as President, Gallaudet University... NOW!
2) We demand that Jane Basset Spilman resign from the Board immediately and that a deaf Board Member be elected as chairperson.
3) We demand that the Board initiate the process of changing its By-Laws to conform with the C.O.E.D.'s recommendations to Congress of a 51% deaf member representation on the Board of Trustees.
4) We demand that no student, staff or faculty member
of Gallaudet University be subject to any reprisals as a result of their standing on this matter.
11:30 am, March 7, 1988