The National Advisory Group, composed of professionals concerned with education and technical training for deaf and hard-of-hearing students at the postsecondary level, advises NTID administrators on carrying out policies governing the operation of the college. The group meets twice a year at NTID.
Those re-appointed by Margaret Spellings, U.S. Secretary of Education, are:
Scot Atkins, senior vice president, Human Resources, for CSD, Inc., based in Sioux Falls, S.D. Atkins, a member of the National Alumni Association of NTID, received the Distinguished Alumni Award from RIT in 2002.
Dr. K. Todd Houston, executive director/chief executive officer of the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Washington, D.C. He formerly was director of communication services, Office of Education Services, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, and has held faculty positions at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Timothy McCarty, president of Quest-Arts for Everyone, a non-profit company based in Lanham, Md., that uses the arts to promote understanding among people and to enable people who have been marginalized to achieve their full potential.
McCarty has worked at Gallaudet University’s Model Secondary School for the Deaf for more than 20 years and was artistic director of the school’s internationally acclaimed performing arts program from 1988-97. In 1993, he was honored as a White House Presidential Scholar Outstanding Teacher.
Marilyn Jean Smith, executive director, Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services, based in Seattle, Wash. Smith is founder of the non-profit organization that serves deaf and deaf-blind victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. She received the Ford Foundation “Leadership for a Changing World” award in 2003 and the Crime Victims Service Award from President Clinton in 1996.
NTID is the first and largest technological college in the world for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. NTID, one of eight colleges of RIT, offers educational programs and access and support services to its 1,100 students from around the world who study, live, and socialize with 14,000 hearing students on RIT’s Rochester, N.Y., campus.
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