named vice president, NTID dean
to take NTID to the next level,” says T. Alan Hurwitz,
who was appointed vice president for RIT and CEO/dean for
NTID in November following an extensive national search.
His confidence is
backed up by 30 years of experience and a host of accomplishments. “His
breadth of knowledge and experience make him a natural fit
for the job,” says President Albert Simone.
|T. Alan Hurwitz, NTID dean and RIT VP.
“My top priority
is to continue benefiting our students through curricular and
research innovation,” Hurwitz says. “I look forward
to working closely with our faculty and staff to pursue the critical
initiatives that will keep RIT the leader in educating deaf and
who replaces the retiring Robert Davila, has served as NTID’s
dean for the past five years. Hurwitz brought his experience
as an electronics engineer and numerical control programmer
from McDonnell Douglas Corp. to NTID in 1970. He taught math,
electronics and computer science.
He has served as director
for NTID support services, associate dean for educational
support services, associate vice president for NTID Outreach
and External Affairs and associate dean for student affairs.
Hurwitz also served as the director of the Northeast Technical
Assistance Center at NTID.
He earned a bachelor
of science degree in electrical engineering from Washington
University at St. Louis and holds a master of science degree
in electrical engineering from St. Louis University and an
Ed.D. in curriculum and teaching from the University of Rochester.
He also completed the management and leadership in education
program from Harvard Institute for Higher Education.
born profoundly deaf and the son of deaf parents, serves
on a number of boards including the Rochester School for the
Deaf and the National Captioning Institute. He is a former
president of the National Association of the Deaf and a member
Consumers Strategies and Issues Council. He formerly
served on the board of the American Society of Deaf Children
and the Telecommunications for the Deaf Inc.