Robert Sidansky

Retired Administrator of Student Services, National Center on Deafness California State University, Northridge

Robert Sidansky retired from CSUN after 37 years and remains active in the community. He was employed as an Administrator of Student Services at National Center on Deafness in California State University, Northridge for 10 years where he supervised the services division with over 200 employees, overseeing the interpreting, captioning, notetaking, counseling, student development, and tutoring services for between 170 and 250 deaf and hard-of-hearing students annually. He also worked as the Coordinator of Student Personnel Services and a Student Personnel Specialist for academic, personal, career, and student development at CSUN.

He has served as a member and president of GLAD Board since 2008. From 2004 to 2018, he served as a member and president of Tri-County GLAD. He was a member of and served as vice president of IMPACT, a statewide organization for parents of deaf and hard-of-hearing children, 1988-95. He served on the NTIDAA 1989-1993 and from 2016 to present. He also served as a member of the Deafness Task Force for the California Department of Education 1996 - 1999. He presently serves on the Telecommunications Access for the Deaf and Disabled Administrative Committee (TADDAC), an advisory body to the California Public Utilities Commission.

He has presented extensively on deaf and hard-of-hearing education and transition programming.

He has three adult deaf children, and his wife is a teacher of the deaf.

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