Special note: On Thursday, May 26, President Roberta "Bobbi" Cordano, sent a memo to the campus community announcing Dr. Stern's appointment as vice president of the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center, where he will assume his duties in July 2016.
Dear Campus Community,
It is my pleasure to announce Dr. Ronald Stern as the next vice president of the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center here at Gallaudet University. Dr. Stern will assume his new position in July 2016.
Dr. Stern will provide leadership to a division that encompasses two demonstration schools and research, training, and dissemination activities; oversee the continued implementation of the Clerc Center Strategic Plan 2020; expand local and national birth-grade 12 partnerships; and serve as a senior member of my executive team.
Dr. Stern has worked in deaf education for more than forty years and brings to the Clerc Center a broad range of experience. He worked as a classroom teacher, a school principal, and then director of instruction at the California School for the Deaf in Fremont prior to his superintendencies in New Mexico and New York. He has served on the board of the Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf (CEASD) in many capacities, most recently as past-president.
Dr. Stern holds a bachelor's degree in sociology from Gallaudet University, a master's degree in deaf education from California State University, Northridge, and a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of New Mexico.
I would like to thank the Vice President Search Committee members, chaired by Nicole Sutliffe, for their hard work and commitment to this process. My special thanks go to the community who provided us with feedback and support in making this selection.
Please join me in welcoming Dr. Stern back home to his alma mater.
Roberta J. Cordano
Posted: 8 Jun 2016