Roberta “Bobbi” Cordano

President, Gallaudet University

Cordano became the 11th president of Gallaudet, which educates deaf and hard-of-hearing students, on January 1, 2016. Before then, Cordano, who is deaf, was vice president of programs for the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation in Saint Paul, Minnesota. An attorney, she began her professional career as an assistant attorney general for the State of Minnesota. She also co-founded a preK-8 charter school for deaf and hard- of- hearing children.