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Gallaudet University’s Board of Trustees provides leadership for the university’s strategic initiatives in addition to governance and financial oversight. The Board has 18 trustees, for which the bylaws require a deaf majority, in addition to three Congressional appointees. All official contacts must go through the Office of the President.

Upcoming Meeting Dates

October 13-15, 2022
February 8-10, 2023
June 15-17, 2023
August 3-5, 2023 (Retreat)


Meet the Board

Dr. Glenn B. Anderson, ’68, H’17

Board Chair and Trustee Emeritus

Claire Bugen

Vice Chair

Jose “Pepe” Cervantes, ’05

Chair, Committee on Governance

Dr. Cynthia Neese Bailes, ’70

Co-Chair, Committee on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism

Charlene Dwyer

Chair, Committee on Strategic Finance

Darian Burwell Gambrell, ’97 & G’04

Co-Chair, Committee on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism

Dr. Natwar Gandhi, Esq.

Chair, Committee on Audit and Compliance

Dr. Philip P. Kerstetter, PhD ’85

Chair, Committee on Academic Excellence and Student Success

Contact Us

Board of Trustees

Monday - Friday
9 - 5

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