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Alumnus Greg Hlibok ’94 Featured in USA Today Story on 30th Anniversary of Gallaudet ‘Deaf President Now’ Movement


USA Today interviewed Hofstra Law alumnus Greg Hlibok ’94 for the April 3 story “Gallaudet Eyes More Progress for Deaf Community 30 Years After ‘Deaf President Now’ Protest.” The weeklong student protest brought about the appointment of I. King Jordan as the first deaf president of the renowned school for people who are deaf.

Hlibok, now the chief legal officer for the communication access services company ZVRS, was a junior and an organizer of the 1988 protest. “We all felt a deaf president had to be our leader,” he told USA Today reporter Ryan W. Miller.

After the students marched to the U.S. Capitol three times, the protest gained national attention, and Hlibok appeared on ABC’s Nightline.

“For Hlibok, who was told as a child that he could never grow up to be a lawyer, the protest inspired him to pursue his dream career,” Miller writes. “He graduated from Hofstra Law School in 1994.”

Read the full article, which includes a video with Hlibok’s appearance on Nightline, on the USA Today website.