Clearly, my pieces on each finalist for Gallaudet’s top position has gotten some attention lately. I would like to make sure that our readers understand that I have not endorsed or dismissed any candidate. After all, how could I? There’s still one more to go; it would be irresponsible–for me or anybody–to decide now without having heard from everybody first.
So…hold onto your horses and let’s hear from Dr. Fernandes soon! Regardless of how this entire process is moving along, it’s an extraordinarily historical moment for Gallaudet and the larger deaf and hard-of-hearing community nationwide. And it’s already turned into something we all can celebrate: all the finalists are deaf. Isn’t that great news in itself?