Press Release
CED Appoints New Executive Director and Gears
Up for the New Millennium

Contact: Council on Education of the Deaf, President Karen Dilka, seddilka@acs.eku.edu
October 10, 2000

The Board of the Council on Education of the Deaf (CED) has appointed a new executive director, Dr. Roslyn Rosen and is working on its "blueprint for the future" to strengthen its role in enhancing educational programs and professionals involved in the education of deaf students.   CED focuses primarily on education certification and accreditation functions.

Since its inception in 1930, CED has been recognized for maintaining high standards for persons working with deaf and hard of hearing students in the education process.  CED is involved in establishing standards and providing teacher certification and
evaluating university professional preparation programs based on clearly defined standards and criteria.  To date, approximately 30,000 teachers of deaf students have received CED certification and forty-six programs in institutions of higher education had been evaluated and approved for accreditation.

CED is a national coalition-based organization governed by an Executive Board of representatives appointed from its six national premiere member organizations:

The CED represents more than a substantial majority of the educators and professional personnel involved in the education of deaf and hard of hearing students, parents of deaf and hard of hearing children, and deaf consumers.

CED is recognized as a leader in the quality of education for deaf students through its leadership and advocacy work in the United States of America.  The CED and its member organizations are involved in coalition-building with other organizations such as but not limited to the Council for Exceptional Children and the National Association of State Directors for Special Education.  CED will become a more active player and partner in national networking efforts.  CED has been reviewing and upgrading its standards and will soon release a new version of its "Green Apple Manual."

Dr. Roslyn Rosen, a full-time professor of administration and supervision at Gallaudet University, is renowned nationally through her ground-breaking efforts with the Kellogg-Gallaudet Special Schools of the Future project, IDEA training programs, adult and professional education programs, and leading the academic division of Gallaudet University.  She has served as a board member of the National Association of the Deaf, the American Society of Deaf Children, the National Captioning Institute, and currently the World Federation of the Deaf.  Dr. Roslyn Rosen will serve as the CED Executive Director and also the Director of the CED Teacher Certification Program.  Dr. Thomas Jones will continue as the Director of the CED Program Evaluation.  CED President Dilka, who is a professor and the director of the professional preparation program at Eastern Kentucky University, states, "CED, with its fine board and new administration, is now poised to both continue its vital work and to implement its blueprint for the future.  Our mission and our vision are focused on solidifying partnerships and enhancing educational success for deaf and hard of hearing people and the professionals who serve them, directly and indirectly."

For additional information on the Council for Education of the Deaf, teacher certificates and program accreditation standards, please visit the CED website: http://www.educ.kent.edu/deafed.