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Dr. Isaac Olubunmi Agboola, was the Dean of the School of Education, Business, and Human Services at Gallaudet. He passed away on February 22, 2017. Born and raised in Nigeria, Agboola graduated from Ibadan Mission School for the Deaf (IMSD), one of many of Andrew Foster's, '54 & H-'70, deaf schools in Africa. It was Foster's influence that inspired Agboola to continue his education at Gallaudet. He earned his Bachelor's degree, summa cum laude in 1981. He went on to earn a Master of Business Administration degree at Gallaudet in 1983, and his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Information Systems at the University of Maryland, College Park in 1998.
In 1984, Dr. Agboola joined the faculty at Gallaudet and eventually served as department chair from 2003-2007. In 2013, he was named interim Dean of the School of Education, Business, and Human Services. By 2016, the position became permanent.
To learn more about Dr. Agboola, read this tribute written by Carol J. Erting, Provost.
The purpose of the fund is to provide financial support for full-time deaf and hard of hearing international students from Africa, preferably of Nigerian descent. If no African student fits the criteria, then the funds will go to deaf and hard of hearing students from any developing country with demonstrated financial need and who are in good academic standing.
Please consider donating to the Dr. Isaac O. Agboola,'81 & G-'83, Memorial Fund dedicated to the memory of Dr. Agboola.
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