National deaf advocate Glenn Anderson, the first deaf African American to receive a doctorate degree, will discuss "Success Strategies for Students of Color" beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the R. J. Wills Lecture Hall located on the second floor of Campus Center.
His visit is sponsored by the Common Academic Experience.
Since 1982, Anderson has been director of training at the University of Arkansas Rehabilitation Research and Training Center for Persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing located in Little Rock. He has a Bachelor of Arts from Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., a master's degree from the University of Arizona, and a Ph.D. from New York University in 1982.
Anderson currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of National Black Deaf Advocates and newsletter editor for the Arkansas Association of the Deaf. He has previously served as chair of the Gallaudet University Board of Trustees, second vice-chair of the National Council on Disability and chair of the State Rehabilitation Council for Arkansas Rehabilitation Services.
He was inducted into the American Athletic Association of the Deaf Hall of Fame in 1992, the Gallaudet University Athletic Hall of Fame in 1995, and the National Hall of Fame for People with Disabilities in 2004.