university leadership

Leadership Dedicated to You

As an institution with a rich history of transformation for more than 150 years, Gallaudet has driven political, social, and economic impact in the signing and deaf community.

Roberta J. Cordano, President

* Roberta J. Cordano is Gallaudet’s 11th president. Appointed in 2016, Cordano is the university’s fourth deaf president, the first female president, and the first openly identified member of the LGBTQA community.

Deaf-Led Leadership

The Office of the President and its executive leadership collaborate with each other to accomplish The Gallaudet Promise and ensure that the institution’s priorities and vision are carried out effectively.

Paving the way for Gallaudet’s future.

Roberta Cordano


Heather Harker

Chief of Staff

Bringing the world to Gallaudet.

Brandi Rarus

Chief Communications and Admissions Officer

Ensuring Gallaudet’s financial stability, sustainability, and growth.

Brad Hermes

Chief Financial Officer

Serving and protecting the best interests of Gallaudet University.

Faye Kuo

Interim General Counsel