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Founding Director of the Center for Disabilities Studies, Bob Stodden, Retires

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One of the University of Hawai'i's longest-serving leaders, Dr. Robert Stodden, called an end to over three decades at the helm of the Center on Disability Studies (CDS) on December 31, 2014. Dr. Stodden, founder of the CDS, lead the center as it became a top-rated research and technical assistance unit with over 100 faculty and staff, and netting a whopping $17 million revenue a year in grants. As a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, the CDS rose to local and regional prominence through Stodden's unique leadership style and sweeping vision of inclusion that was unstoppable for decades. His decision to retire brought to a close a remarkable career of continuous service to the University and to the disability and education sectors at large.

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