Steven K. Chough, MSW ’63

The first profoundly deaf person to receive an MSW, Steven K. Chough (MSW ’63), DSW, has been a life-long champion of services for the advancement of deaf persons.  His professional positions included Senior Psychiatric Social Worker at the New York Psychiatric Institute, Coordinator of Services to Deaf Clients at the Minnesota Department of Public Welfare, Deputy Director of the Mental Health and Hearing Impaired program at the St. Paul-Ramsey Medical Center and Director of the Center for Deaf Treatment Services at Michigan’s Northville Regional Psychiatric Hospital. Subsequently, Chough held administrative, teaching, and advising positions (including Dean of Student Affairs) at Gallaudet University, the world’s only university for deaf students. The recipient of numerous honors, Chough continues to speak at institutes and conferences throughout the U. S. and his native Korea.