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T. Alan Hurwitz Selected to Lead Gallaudet 10/19/09

October 19, 2009

Frank A. Kruppenbacher
Public Relations Director
Rochester School for the Deaf
1545 St. Paul Street
Rochester, New York 14621
585-336-5809 voice/TTY

RSD Board Member Dr. T. Alan Hurwitz Selected to Lead Gallaudet

Dr. T. Alan Hurwitz, the president of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology, has been selected to become the next president of Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Hurwitz has been a member of the Rochester School for the Deaf Board of Directors since 1988 and was president of the Board from 1994-1996.

Dr. Hurwitz came to RIT in 1970 after working as an engineer and computer programmer for McDonnell-Douglas. He taught and served in various administrative positions and has headed NTID since 2003. He will become Gallaudet's 10th president in the university's 145-year history. His presidency will begin on Jan. 1, 2010.

"I enthusiastically accept this appointment," he told Gallaudet faculty, students and alumni during an acceptance speech.

"I believe I can bring Gallaudet to the next level. I''m ready, I''m able, and I''m devoted," he added. "I look forward to beginning my work with all of you.

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