The University Council is a centralized, deliberative body of governing bodies and administration. It is intended to be a channel for leadership development and communication among and between constituent groups and university administration.

Its charge shall be to:

  1. Bring the interests of various represented governing bodies and administration within Gallaudet to this council with the spirit of shared governance to provide support and counsel to the University’s leadership.
  2. Review the university’s strategic plan and a corresponding action plan(s).
  3. Provide advice and guidance to the President on key issues.
  4. Learn about and share leadership lessons and wisdom needed to advance Gallaudet and Clerc Center.

The University Council strives for transparency and collaboration with the Gallaudet community. For this reason all faculty, students and staff are welcome to watch the University Council meetings.

Membership

The University Council shall consist of twenty-two (22) individuals, each representing a specific constituency. The number of representatives per constituency is shown below, along with their terms of office.

Executive Team (3 of 5 should be in attendance depending on issues; infinite terms)

  • President (who serves as chair)
  • Chief Academic of Clerc Center
  • Chief Administrative Officer,Clerc Center
  • Chief Bilingual Officer
  • Chief Diversity Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Marketing and Undergraduate Admissions Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer, Clerc Center
  • Chief of Staff
  • Dean of Student Affairs
  • Provost of Academic Affairs

University Faculty (3; three-year terms)

  • Chair, University Faculty
  • Vice Chair, University Faculty

University Staff (3; three-year terms)

  • Chair, Gallaudet Staff Council
  • Vice Chair, Gallaudet Staff Council
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Gallaudet Staff Council

Faculty of Color Coalition

  • Chair, Faculty of Color Coalition
  • Vice Chair, Faculty of Color Coalition

Organization for Equity for Staff of Color

  • President, Organization for Equity for Staff of Color-
  • Vice President, Organization for Equity for Staff of Color
  • Representative, Organization for Equity for Staff of Color

Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center (3; terms set by Clerc Center)

  • Representative, Kendall Demonstration Elementary School
  • Representative, Model Secondary School for the Deaf
  • Representative, National Mission

Undergraduate Students (4; one-year terms)

  • President, Student Body Government
  • Vice President, Student Body Government

Graduate Students (3; one-year terms)

  • President, Graduate Student Association
  • Vice President, Graduate Student Association

Board of Trustees (1; coincident with the term of appointment to the Board)

  • Representative


UNIVERSITY COUNCIL FISCAL YEAR 2021-2022
Executive Team
Chairperson, Gallaudet President Roberta Cordano
Chief of Staff Heather Harker
Interim Provost, Academic Affairs Jeffrey Lewis
Interim Chief Financial Officer Lisa Clarke
Interim Chief of Diversity Officer Elizabeth Moore
Interim Dean Student Affairs and Academic Support Travis Imel
Chief Academic Officer of Clerc Center Marianne Belsky
Chief Administrative Officer of Clerc Center Nicole Sutliffe
Chief Operating Officer Dominic Lacy
Interim Chief of Bilingual Officer Laurene Simms
Chief of Marketing and Admissions Brandi Rarus
University Faculty
Chair William Ennis
Vice Chair Christi Batamula
University Staff (GSC)
Chair Nikki Surber
Vice Chair Jared Evans
Secretary Elvia Guillermo Aguilar
Faculty of Color Coalition (FOCC)
Faculty Franklin Torres
Faculty Teresa Burke
Organization for Equity for Staff of Color
President Adrienne Morgan
Staff Astrid Jones
Staff Adrienne Campbell
Clerc Center
Kendall Demonstration Elementary School
National Mission
Model Secondary School for the Deaf
Undergraduate Students (SBG)
President Aubrey Moorman
Vice President Tavier Maldonado
Graduate Students (GSA)
President Hala Somo
Vice President Louise Applegate
Board of Trustees
BOT Member Cynthia Neese Bailes
GUAA Representative
Representative Dawn Welters


UNIVERSITY COUNCIL FISCAL YEAR 2020-2021
Executive Team
Chairperson, Gallaudet President Roberta Cordano
Chief of Staff Heather Harker
Interim Provost, Academic Affairs Jeffrey Lewis
Interim Chief Financial Officer Lisa Clarke
Interim Chief of Diversity Officer Elizabeth Moore
Interim Dean Student Affairs and Academic Support Travis Imel
Chief Academic Officer of Clerc Center Marianne Belsky
Chief Administrative Officer of Clerc Center Nicole Sutliffe
Chief Operating Officer Dominic Lacy
Interim Chief of Bilingual Officer Laurene Simms
Chief of Marketing and Admissions Brandi Rarus
University Faculty
Chair William Ennis
Vice Chair Christi Batamula
University Staff (GSC)
Chair Nikki Surber
Vice Chair Andrew Schewe
Secretary Elvia Guillermo Aguilar
Faculty of Color Coalition (FOCC)
Faculty Franklin Torres
Faculty Teresa Burke
Organization for Equity for Staff of Color
President Adrienne Morgan
Staff Astrid Jones
Staff Adrienne Campbell
Clerc Center
Kendall Demonstration Elementary School
National Mission
Model Secondary School for the Deaf
Undergraduate Students (SBG)
President Andrew Wisniewski
Vice President Karla Mendez-Guerrero
Graduate Students (GSA)
President Kailyn Aarron-Lozano
Board of Trustees
BOT Member Cynthia Neese Bailes
GUAA Representative
Representative Dawn Welters


FISCAL YEAR 2019-2020
Executive Team
Chairperson, Gallaudet President Roberta Cordano
Provost Carol Erting
Chief Academic Officer of Clerc Center Marianne Belsky
Chief Administrative Officer of Clerc Center Nicole Sutliffe
Vice President of Administration and Finance Lisa Clarke
Vice President of the Office of Diversity and Equity Elavie Ndura
University Faculty
Chair William Ennis
Vice Chair Christi Batamula
Secretary Kari Hansen
University Staff
Chair Tamer Mahmoud
Vice Chair Andrew Schewe
Secretary Nikki Suber
Clerc Center
Kendall Demonstration Elementary School
National Mission Bridgetta Bourne
Model Secondary School for the Deaf Mike Peterson
Undergraduate Students
President Bradley Bourgeois
Vice President Jaclyn Samara
Director of Diversity Karla Mendez-Guerrero
At-large representative
Graduate Students
President Greg Bland
Vice President Kendell Bisson-Davis
At-large representative
Board of Trustees
Representative