In a message to the university community on October 3, Dr. Glenn B. Anderson, ’68 & H-’17, outgoing chair of the Board of Trustees, announced the Board’s new leadership. Trustee Jose “Pepe” Cervantes, ’05, is the new Board Chair. Cervantes succeeds Dr. Anderson as Chair. Dr. Nicole Snell, ’04, succeeds Claire Bugen as Vice Chair. These appointments became effective on October 1. 

Left photo features a smiling man wearing a suit with yellow tie with flags in background. Right photo features smiling woman with hair slicked back, wearing turquoise necklace, coral cardigan and black top, with greenery in the background.
L: Jose “Pepe” Cervantes, R: Dr. Nicole Snell

The Board recognizes and appreciates outgoing Chair Anderson and Vice Chair Bugen for their strong Board leadership and service to the University.  

Said Anderson, “The Board also welcomes Dr. Edna Conway, Dr. Leah Cox, and Melissa Draganac-Hawk, ’97 & G-’01, who began their Board terms on October 1, and says farewell to Dr. Natwar Gandhi, who is stepping down from the Board on October 31. We thank Dr. Gandhi for his leadership and service.” 

Three women in separate boxes. One on the far left has her hair pulled back, dark top with an orange/white scarf. Middle one has black and grey curly chin length hair, light blue button up shirt, white cardigan, and the one on the far right has long grey hair, clear glasses, navy blue top.
L: Dr. Edna Conway, C: Dr. Leah Cox, R: Melissa Draganac-Hawk

The next meeting of the Board will be October 25-28, with an agenda focused on unrivaled academic excellence and lifelong bilingual learning. The Board looks forward to upcoming opportunities to interact with the Gallaudet community, including participating in the #WeAreGallaudet Conversation Series. 

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