Gregory J. Hlibok, Esq.
Member, Board of Trustees
- J.D., Hofstra University School of Law
- B.A., Government, Gallaudet University, 1989
Hlibok is an accomplished lawyer and community leader who has devoted many years of his professional life to advocating for equality and accessibility for people with disabilities.
To many, Hlibok is remembered as a student leader during the Deaf President Now movement at Gallaudet in 1988. The leadership he displayed earned him recognition by television network ABC as its Person of the Week. He is a member of several deaf advocacy organizations, including National Association of the Deaf, Telecommunications of the Deaf, Inc., Maryland Association of the Deaf, and Howard County Association of the Deaf. In October 2015, he received Individual Leadership Award from the Howard County Commission on Disability Issues. He is the current president of the Board of Trustees of his alma mater, Lexington School for the Deaf and Center.
For a number of years he worked at the Federal Communications Commission as chief of the Disability Rights Office in the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau. He oversaw rulemaking proceedings designed to ensure accessibility for persons with disabilities including the implementation of the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act and the ongoing development of Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) and various issues on accessibility of communication technologies.
Hlibok is currently the general counsel and compliance officer for video relay service provider ZVRS.
He has a bachelor's degree in government from Gallaudet and a JD from Hofstra University School of Law. He is married to Charmaine Jacobs Hlibok, G-'95, and has four children.