TEXAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF PRESS RELEASE
Contact: Gabriel Cardenas
Email: [email protected]
FOR RELEASE MARCH 10, 2022
FOLLOWING SXSW EDU, GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT VISITS TSD
Austin, Texas – March 10, 2022 – Gallaudet University President, Roberta J. Cordano, pays a visit to students at Texas School for the Deaf today at 10:00 a.m., and tomorrow, speaks at a Gallaudet Alumni Association luncheon at 12:00 p.m.
A featured South by Southwest’s EDU Conference & Festival speaker earlier this week, Cordano shared a vision to “create a new model of belonging for our world” emphasizing, since almost everyone will experience hearing loss at some time in their lives, why it’s important for all of us to learn sign language.
Cordano is the 11th president of Gallaudet University, the world’s only liberal arts university for students who are deaf and hard of hearing, in Washington, D.C. She is the fourth deaf president and the first deaf female president in the university’s history.
“With Austin’s vibrant Deaf community, including a large number of Gallaudet University alumni, we’re proud to host President Cordano’s visit to the school, and we very much look forward to her messages to the students and Gallaudet alumni,” said TSD Superintendent, Claire Bugen.
WHAT: Gallaudet University President, Roberta “Bobbi” Cordano visits TSD
WHEN: Friday, March 10, 2022
10:00 a.m. TSD campus tour & 12:00 p.m. Lunch and visit with students
WHEN: Saturday, March 11, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.
Austin Luncheon with Gallaudet University Alumni Association
WHERE: Texas School for the Deaf
1102 South Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78704
ABOUT THE TEXAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF (TSD)
The Texas School for the Deaf is the oldest continuously operating public school in Texas. Educating Texas students who are deaf and hard of hearing since 1856, the campus also provides outreach and educational resources for students, their families and professionals in the field throughout the state of Texas. With educational excellence and a strong belief in a culture and community at TSD, students form a unique identity based on their individual strengths and talents. TSD is an environment where students learn, grow, and belong. For more information about Texas School for the Deaf, visit: www.tsd.state.tx.us.