Deaf President Now

March 6-13, 1988

DPN March to the US Capitol

group of students standing in front of the US Capitol
            holding white banner with DEAF PRESIDENT NOW written in red

Deaf students stand in front of the US Capitol proudly holding a Deaf President Now banner

What is DPN?

Deaf President Now was a watershed event; prior to the events of March 6-13, 1988 Jerry C. Lee stepped down as the 6th president of the University. This set off a search for a new president. The Board of Trustees had narrowed it down to 3 candidates. Two were deaf- I.King Jordan & Harvey Corson and one hearing- Elisabeth Zinser. The ultimate choice of the Board is what set off the week of DPN- and grabbed the world's attention.

A Brief Timeline of the events: