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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Board Liaison: Heather Harker
Philip W. Bravin, ‘66, was on the board for 20 years, serving as chair from 1988 to 1993.
He has held various positions within the deaf community and in the corporate business community over the years. He was formerly the president and chief executive officer of the National Captioning Institute (NCI)—at that time the largest provider of closed captioning services in the world. Prior to joining NCI, he worked for IBM for nearly 25 years in a variety of technical, marketing, and management positions.
He is a co-holder for Patent No. 7333507, a patent for a multi-modal communications system, which was awarded in 2008. He is frequently called on to make presentations all over the United States on how technology enhances the lives of people who are Deaf and hard of hearing.
His community service includes service on the boards of the Lexington School/Center for the Deaf in New York, his alma mater, and the Austine School for the Deaf (Vermont), which has since closed.
In 2014 he was honored with a doctorate of humane letters from Gallaudet University.
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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