May 10, 2020

Dear Campus Community:

The Gallaudet University Board of Trustees will meet virtually on Thursday, May 14, and Friday, May 15, 2020. This meeting will be structured differently than previous Board meetings. President Cordano will conduct dialogue with the Board on the University’s continuity of operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Board will meet as a whole on several committee items, including tenure recommendations, the authorization to issue bonds for capital projects, and Board vacancies. Also, on Wednesday, May 13, the Faculty, Administration, and Board subcommittee of the Committee on Academic Affairs will meet about the Faculty Handbook.

The meeting agenda is below, subject to change. The Board has invited members of the President’s Executive Team, staff presenters, and representatives from the Faculty Senate and the Gallaudet Staff Council. In place of our traditional business meeting, the Board will share a public summary on Friday, May 22, that will report on key Board actions.

As announced in February, the Board is in the process of restructuring its committees. Temporary committee names are as follows: The Committee on Trustees has been renamed as Governance; the committees on Academic Affairs, National Deaf Education, and Student Affairs have been consolidated as Academic Quality and Student Success; and the committees on Budget and Operations, Investment, and Development have been consolidated as Strategic Finance and Institutional Resources.

The schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Friday, May 15, 2020


We look forward to productive meetings in service to Gallaudet University.


Seth Bravin, ’95
Chair, Board of Trustees