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Dr. Gerard Buckley

Dr. Gerard Buckley has more than 30 years of experience in higher education, including more than 20 years serving in a variety of capacities at NTID. From 1990 to 1993, Buckley served as chairperson and assistant professor of the Department of Educational Outreach at NTID, followed by five years as director of NTID's Center for Outreach and assistant professor on the RIT/NTID Social Work Support Team. From 1998 to 2003, he served as NTID associate dean for student services, and held the position of NTID assistant vice president for college advancement with responsibility for the admissions, placement, marketing, and outreach operations of the college from 2004 until beginning his role as President of NTID and Vice President of RIT on January 1, 2011.

NTID President’s Holiday Message

It’s the end of the fall semester, and we’re looking forward to the holiday break, followed by the intersession, and then spring semester. Intersession, or Tiger Term, as we also call it, offers a number of opportunities for students. Some will take a Tiger Term class on campus to fulfill a course requirement. Others will travel abroad and pick up a few credits in Italy or other sun-filled locations. Some will work; some will look for co-ops; and others will just have fun on their break. And then spring semester will begin with new academic challenges and fun times with clubs, organizations, student government and student life events. At each step along the way of this annual cycle, your students learn and grow and move ever toward that life success we know awaits them.

At this time of year, I always like to reflect on the year past and ponder the potential challenges and successes of the coming year. I am proud of the the work your students have accomplished and the opportunities they have taken advantage of. I’m grateful for the support you have given them, and I thank you for entrusting RIT/NTID with the opportunity to work with them. May you and your family relish every minute of the holiday season and enjoy a happy and healthy new year.

From the NTID President and RIT Vice President and Dean

Welcome to our new format for the Parent Newsletter. Our goal is to bring you timely information and to keep you up-to-date with the exciting things that are happening here for your student. One of the ways you can see for yourself is to catch our Ambassadors’ Blog. Students themselves share their experiences in a continuous stream of journal-like entries. Our 12 ambassadors share their thoughts in projects, movies, the job hunt, weather and more. I’m sure you’ll find their perspectives on the college experience fun and insightful.