Under the direction of the ICSD Secretariat, the voluntary but highly respectful role of an ICSD President is to act as a spokesperson for the Deaflympics and world deaf championship events and to preside ICSD Congresses.  That is just to name a few responsibilities of the leadership position. 

Below are the names of the ICSD/CISS Presidents, years in the role, and quick background facts:

photo: Eugene  Rubens-Alcais

Eugene Rubens-Alcais

photo: Oscar  Ryden

Oscar Ryden

photo: Jens Peter Nielsen

Jens Peter Nielsen

photo: Pierre  Bernhard

Pierre Bernhard

photo: Jerald M. Jordan

Jerald M. Jordan

photo: John M. Lovett

John M. Lovett

photo: Donalda Kay Ammons

Donalda Kay Ammons

photo: Craig Andrew Crowley

Craig Andrew Crowley

photo: Valery Nikitich Rukhledev

Valery Nikitich Rukhledev

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