Dr. Angel Ramos, superintendent of the Sequoia School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Mesa, Ariz., has joined the National Advisory Group for the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, a college of Rochester Institute of Technology.
The group comprises professionals concerned with education and technical training for deaf and hard-of-hearing students at the postsecondary level and advises NTID administrators on carrying out policies governing the operation of the college.
Ramos is president and executive director of the Angel Ramos Foundation, a non-profit organization that develops and distributes free instructional lessons for deaf and hard-of-hearing children via the Internet; and president and CEO of R&R Publishers, a book publishing company.
Previously, Ramos served as superintendent of the Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind and as director of the Hispanic Teacher Program at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. He has taught various subjects at the middle school, high school, and college levels in Texas, Washington, and New York. In 1994, he founded the National Hispanic Council of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. He also founded the Spanish Deaf Association of Dallas, Texas, and has been a consultant and board member of dozens of organizations around the country.
Ramos has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Manhattan College, an M.S. in education of the deaf from the State University of New York at Geneseo, a master’s degree in educational administration from California State University, Northridge, and a Ph.D. in special education administration from Gallaudet University.
NTID is the first and largest technological college in the world for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. One of eight colleges of RIT, NTID offers educational programs and access and support services for the 1,100 deaf and hard-of-hearing students from around the world who study, live, and socialize with 14,400 undergraduate hearing students on RIT’s Rochester, N.Y., campus. Web address: www.rit.edu/NTID.
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