SCSD Professor Made President-Elect of CAPCSD

Dr. Tricia Montgomery of the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders has been elected President-Elect for the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Science and Disorders (CAPCSD).

“It is a profound honor to serve in this capacity and give back to a profession and organization that has brought me immense joy,” Montgomery said.

CAPCSD is a membership organization with over 350 communication sciences and disorders (CSD) programs from the United States, Canada, China, Puerto Rico, and New Zealand. It serves to support, promote, and advance higher education programs in CSD.

“CAPCSD has made a lasting positive impact on CSD programs and students by enhancing professional development, fostering collaboration, supporting student excellence through scholarships, and promoting diversity within the profession,” said Montgomery. “CAPCSD ensures that the field continues to advance and thrive on a global scale.”

Montgomery has previously served on the CAPCSD board as Vice-President for Professional Development. In her new role, she will work more closely with academic leaders in CSD from other universities and professional associations such as the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and the American Academy of Audiology (AAA).

“It is my mission to uphold and further the organization’s commitment to excellence, innovation, and leadership,” said Montgomery. “This position enables me to contribute to the strategic direction of CAPCSD, ensuring we continue to support the academic and professional growth of our members and the broader CSD community.”