President Cordano announced on March 29 that Dr. Khadijat K. Rashid, ’90 has been appointed Provost. Dr. Rashid has been Dean of the Faculty since April 2020.

Dr. Khadijat Rashid

In her announcement to the university community, President Cordano said that Dr. Rashid will lead the Division of Academic Affairs, including Gallaudet’s five multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary schools, research, and innovation to advance the understanding and influencing of policies that impact the deaf and hard of hearing community, and career success for Gallaudet’s students. “This work is critical to advance our academic mission and support all students and faculty as we further The Gallaudet Promise in the true spirit of shared governance,” said President Cordano.

During her three decades as a Gallaudet employee, Dr. Rashid has served in various roles, including Chair of the Department of Business (2007-2010), Chair of the University Faculty (2013-2016), and Interim Dean and Dean of the former School of Education, Business and Human Services (SEBHS) (2017-2020). She has had various leadership roles both on campus and in the United States government, including serving as a White House Fellow (2010-2011).

She succeeds Dr. Jeffrey W. Lewis, ’76, who has served as Interim Provost since April 2020. President Cordano expressed her profound thanks and appreciation to Dr. Lewis for his outstanding service as Interim Provost. She also thanked the co-chairs and members of the Provost search committee. This committee was led by Dr. Brian Greenwald and Dr. Daniel Koo. “Community and stakeholder input played a significant role in my decision,” she wrote.

Dr. Rashid will assume her new role on July 1.

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