Glenn Anderson, an associate professor in the department of counseling, rehabilitation, and adult education at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, was named Visionary Leader as part of the celebration of the 150th anniversary Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. The university, established in 1864 by an act of Congress, is the only university in the country with all programs and services designed specifically for the deaf and hearing impaired.
Dr. Anderson is a 1982 graduate of Gallaudet University. He earned a master’s degree at the University of Arizona and a Ph.D. in rehabilitation counseling at New York University. Professor Anderson was the first African American graduate of Gallaudet University to earn a doctoral degree. He also served as chair of the board of trustees of Gallaudet University.