Bobbie Beth Scoggins
President of National Association of the Deaf,
Bobbie Beth Scoggins is from a Deaf family. She earned her B.A. in Psychology (1978) and Master’s in Administration and Supervision (1988) from CSUN, and her Ed.D. in Institutional Management from Pepperdine University (1992). An accomplished actress, she performed with the National Theatre of the Deaf, Cleveland SignStage, and Access Theatre, with numerous TV credits, including commercials. Among her many achievements as a community leader, lobbyist, teacher, and advocate, she directed the Awakenings Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons, served as President of the USA Deaf Sports Federation, and spearheaded Kentucky’s DeaFestival, first celebrated in 1996. Since 1993, she has served as Executive Director of the Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. She is the fourth woman to serve as NAD President.