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.
We make it easy for you to apply and enter here.
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Make lasting memories and grow in ways you never thought possible.
Board Liaison: Heather Harker
Member, Board of Trustees
On August 2014, Dr. Joyce Ester became the fifth president of Normandale Community College, located in Bloomington, Minnesota. She brings extensive experience in higher education administration with a demonstrated track record of results-driven leadership. Previously she was president of Kennedy-King College, one of the city colleges of Chicago; associate vice president for Student Services at Bakersfield College in California; and assistant vice president at California State University, Fresno.
Dr. Ester has multiple connections to the Deaf Community. She learned ASL from a deaf aunt and her first job out of college was in a group home where all the clients and staff were deaf. She later taught ASL at Santa Barbara City College.
Dr. Ester has a long-standing connection with continuing education programs and has presided over many business partnerships.
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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