A world-class institute of changemakers in the deaf and signing community.
Since 1864, we have been investing in and creating resources for deaf and hard of hearing children, their families, and the professionals who work with them.
Over 50 degree programs, with online and continuing education for personal and professional development.
Innovating solutions to break down barriers, and using science to prove what does and doesn’t work.
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Make lasting memories and grow in ways you never thought possible.
Board Liaison: Heather Harker
Vice Chair, Board of Trustees
Claire Bugen is the superintendent and chief executive officer of the Texas School for the Deaf (TSD). She has more than 30 years experience serving in administrative roles in schools and programs for deaf students. Bugen has been active in professional organizations her entire career. She has served as president and secretary of the Convention of American Instructors of the Deaf (CAID) and the Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf (CEASD), and presently chairs CEASD's Accreditation of Schools Committee and serves as a member of CEASD's Government Relations Committee. Bugen was pivotal in the development of the National Agenda for the Education of Deaf Students, a coalition of parent, consumer, professional, and advocacy organizations working to develop an effective, communication-driven educational delivery system for deaf students. Her recent awards include Outstanding Women in Texas Government and the Robert R. Davila award for meritorious contributions to the field of deafness, presented by CEASD.
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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