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The 38th Annual Conference on Mainstreaming Students with Hearing Loss Draws Hundreds of Professionals, Parents and Teens

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November 6, 2015

Clarke Board of Trustees Is Grateful to Clarke President Bill Corwin for Nine Years of Extraordinary Service


November 6, 2015—Today, Clarke President Bill Corwin announced, “After a great deal of thought and deliberation, I have decided to leave my position as president of Clarke this spring. As president and a parent of two daughters who attended Clarke, it has been an immense privilege for me to serve during such an exciting and transformative time for the organization. I am looking forward to applying much of the experience I’ve gained at Clarke as a consultant to help a wider range of causes increase their impact.”

Catherine Bartlett, M.D., Chair of Clarke’s Board of Trustees, said, “Bill has led Clarke through a period of extraordinary innovation and expansion, strategically positioning the organization to thrive well into the 21st century. His strategic and comprehensive vision for Clarke has helped make our expertise more accessible to children, families and professionals around the country than ever before.”

Corwin’s statement continues: “One of the most rewarding things for me at Clarke these past nine years has been the opportunity to work with so many talented and dedicated professionals. Each day, they have inspired me with their selflessness and commitment to our mission, and I am extremely proud of what we have accomplished together.

Several years ago, after undergoing a rigorous strategic planning process, the board and staff mapped out a new set of directions, aligning Clarke’s services and delivery to better meet the changing and growing needs for our children and families. We’ve made huge strides:

I am extremely proud of the role Clarke has played and will continue to play as a leader in the field of listening and spoken language. The level of language development that children who are deaf or hard of hearing are achieving is far beyond what anyone could have imagined a mere twenty years ago.

One of the things I will miss most about Clarke will be the families who take the time to write, call, or stop by my office to share their gratitude for the role of Clarke in their lives. Many consider Clarke family, recalling how our staff transformed not only the lives of their children, but of their entire family. Whether they found Clarke when their child was an infant, toddler or teen, the level of gratitude and support that families have for this organization is incredibly moving and a reflection of the superior skill and commitment of Clarke’s staff. It is something which I will carry with me always.”

Dr. Bartlett said, “Clarke now serves more children and families in more ways and in more places than during any time in our 150-year history. I know that Bill, will continue to be a strong supporter and advocate for Clarke and other listening and spoken language programs. We are grateful that he will remain in his position, assisting in the search process for his successor and helping in the transition once the next Clarke President has been selected. The board has appointed a search committee and will be selecting a search firm in the next few weeks.

On behalf of the entire Clarke Board of Trustees, we wish Bill and his family all the best and are grateful to him for his stellar years of dedication and service to Clarke.”