Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communications Office
Governor Fletcher Reappoints Members to the Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher has reappointed three members to the Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
Nina S. Coyer, of Lancaster, is an assistant professor at Eastern Kentucky University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in deaf education. Coyer is the first culturally deaf to receive her tenure in any university in Kentucky. She is a certified teacher of American sign language and works throughout the state as an interpreter for the deaf. Coyer is a member of the Kentucky Association of the Deaf, which she represents on the commission.
Robert C. Stuckey, of Louisville, is a community support specialist for Rauch, Inc., and holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology Gallaudet University. Stuckey is a member of the Kentucky Association for the Deaf, the Kentucky Registry for Interpreters for the Deaf and the Kentucky Center for Accessible Living. He also is a member of the Hearing Loss Association of Kentucky, which he represents on the commission.
Susan E. Brown, of Murray, is an audiologist at Murray State University. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas, where she received a degree in audiology. Brown is a member of the Kentucky Speech-Language-Hearing Association, which she represents on the commission. She also serves as a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.
The appointees’ terms expire July 1, 2010.
The Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is made up of seven gubernatorial appointees. The commission advises the Governor and the General Assembly on policies and programs that will enhance the quality and coordination of services for the deaf and hard of hearing.