Gerard Buckley

Gerard Buckley

Gerard Buckley

President, National Technical Institute for the Deaf; Vice President and Dean, Rochester Institute of Technology 

Years in current role: 11 

Buckley became the first alumnus to lead the National Technical Institute for the Deaf when he became the school’s president in 2011. 

He has spent a majority of his career serving NTID in a variety of roles. He was chairperson and assistant professor of the Department of Educational Outreach at NTID from 1990-93, followed by five years as director of NTID’s Center for Outreach and assistant professor on the RIT/NTID Social Work Support Team. 

He then served as NTID associate dean for student services from 1998-2003 and was assistant vice president for college advancement with responsibility for the admissions, placement, marketing, and outreach operations of the college from 2004 until he became the school’s president. 

Buckley has twice been awarded the NTID Faculty/Staff Humanitarian Award by the NTID Student Congress, and was named Distinguished Alumnus for NTID in 1985 and for RIT’s College of Liberal Arts in 1996. 

He has served as President of the Board of the American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association and as President of the Lexington School for the Deaf Board of Trustees in New York City. He also has served on the National Advisory Board of NIH’s Institute on Deafness.