April 13, 2020

Good morning, Gallaudet community!

Today, I want to take a moment to acknowledge my niece’s birthday. She turned 30 today. She is a nurse In New Jersey. I am grateful for her service and commitment to the well-being of our community. Thank you, and happy birthday!

I have been thinking for the last two weeks about Gallaudet’s strategic plan, which is called the Gallaudet Promise. That plan is still relevant and on target for our future. One good example is our innovation imperative. This is in our DNA. As evidence, look at our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our ability to adapt to the rapidly changing situation – our initiative and innovation in moving online, keeping our community safe, educating our community, and learning how to be physically distant and socially connected. The amount of innovation I have seen from all of you is simply awesome.

That is our Gallaudet edge. Let us continue!

Thank you.


Roberta J. Cordano