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State of the University Address

#wecan Gallaudet University President Roberta J. Cordano gave her fifth annual, and first virtual, State of the University address on Wednesday, February 11 via YouTube and Facebook Live. The central theme of her 24-minute multimedia-enhances presentation was “We Can”. The event began with a poem, Still, We Can, by the renowned American Sign Language artist...

February 12, 2021

Dr. Caroline Kopek Pezzarossi to lead institutional effectiveness

Dr. Caroline Kobek Pezzarossi, G-’07 & PhD-’08, Professor in the Department of Psychology, has been appointed Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Certification within the Office for Student Success and Academic Quality (SSAQ), effective January 1, 2021. Dr. Kobek Pezzarossi brings to her new role a wealth of knowledge in clinical, research, teaching, and mentoring. Her...

December 4, 2020

Dr. Poorna Kushalnagar to lead research and engagement

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Poorna Kushalnagar, ’93, Professor of Psychology, as Special Assistant to the Provost for Research and Engagement, beginning on November 23, 2020. Dr. Kushalnagar joined Gallaudet University in 2016 and brings over 20 years of experience in deaf-related research to her new position. She currently directs the...

November 25, 2020

Election Day 2020 | Message From President Cordano

Today is Election Day in the United States. I know that many people have already voted, and I encourage everyone else to vote today, recognizing that some people may choose to remain neutral due to their religious beliefs. As with all elections, there will be a range of opinions and feelings about the outcome. I...

November 3, 2020

Former Provost Carol J. Erting receives award

The American Conference of Academic Deans (ACAD) has selected Dr. Carol J. Erting as the recipient of its fourth annual Award for Excellence in Academic Leadership. This award recognizes individuals who exemplify excellence in academic leadership through shaping and supporting positive change on their campuses and in their communities. Dr. Erting served as Provost from...

October 2, 2020

Celebrating International Day of Sign Languages

This week is very special because it marks a worldwide celebration of Deaf people, our culture, our language, and our achievements. “International Week of the Deaf” (IWDeaf) is an initiative of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) that was launched in 1958 in Rome, Italy, to promote solidarity among deaf people and our supporters,...

September 23, 2020

Gallaudet’s multifaceted partnership with Apple Inc.

I am pleased to announce that Gallaudet University and Apple have begun a multifaceted collaboration to make learning more accessible and expand both academic and career opportunities for Gallaudet students. This collaboration began almost exactly one year ago. I sent our first ever ASL and English video message to Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive officer,...

August 26, 2020

Dr. Franklin Torres named Faculty Administrator for Global Learning

The Office of International Affairs is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Franklin C. Torres Ródenas, ’00 & G-’02, as Gallaudet University’s first Faculty Administrator for Global Learning for the 2020-2021 academic year. In this new position, Dr. Torres will enhance Gallaudet’s academic mission to internationalize the learning experience of every student, a goal...

August 21, 2020

Appointment of Dr. Franklin C. Torres as Faculty Administrator for Global Learning

Dear Gallaudet community: The Office of International Affairs is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Franklin C. Torres Ródenas, ’00 & G-’02, as Gallaudet University’s first Faculty Administrator for Global Learning for the 2020-2021 academic year. In this new position, Dr. Torres will enhance Gallaudet’s academic mission to internationalize the learning experience of every...

August 18, 2020

Dr. Elizabeth A. Moore appointed Interim Chief Diversity Officer

Dear campus community: This morning, after much reflection and thought, Dr. Elavie Ndura informed me that she is resigning as Vice President for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer. I am very appreciative of her service to Gallaudet University. She was instrumental in establishing the infrastructure of our Division of Equity, Diversity, and...

August 10, 2020

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