CSD Outstanding Alumni Award

The CSD Outstanding Alumni Award is given annually to our alumni who have shown outstanding achievement in the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology. Nomination letters should detail the nominee's qualifications for the award and include their curriculum vita. Additional letters of support are optional, but appreciated. Submit nominations to csd@wichita.edu by October 1.

List of Previous Award Recipients

Click WSU Mall Store for the online 2013 CSD Outstanding Alumni Event Registration form. Those attending for CEU's may pick up their certificates at the registration table.

Rosalind R. Scudder, PhD, CCC-SLP2013: Rosalind Scudder, PhD

Dr. Rosalind (Ro) Scudder is a professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Wichita State University (WSU). She holds a BA (1964), MA (1972), and PhD (1978) in Speech-Language Pathology, all from her alma mater, WSU.

She has been on the faculty at WSU since 1972, serving administratively at various times as a clinical supervisor, clinic director, chair, and graduate coordinator in the CSD program. In 1999, Dr. Scudder was appointed the Founding Director for the WSU Center for Teaching and Research Excellence, where she served part time until 2002. In 2007, Dr. Scudder was appointed as the Director of a newly formed Leadership Academy for faculty and staff in the College of Health Professions, where she has served part time until Spring 2013. In addition, she has served as President of the Kansas Speech-Language-Hearing Association (KSHA) and President of the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD). She was named a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in 1990 in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the discipline of communication sciences and disorders. Dr. Scudder’s research interests are in the areas of child language disorders and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). Most recently, she has taught CSD PhD students and published numerous articles regarding various aspects of university teaching. In 2006, Dr. Scudder received the ASHA Recognition for Contributions to Higher Education.

Continuing Education Event
Continuing education clock hours are pending approval for Kansas licensed audiologists and speech-language pathologists by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

Friday, April 5, 2013
4:00 - 6:00 p.m., 200 Ahlberg Hall 

Telling Our Stories: Keeping CSD History AliveDr. Ro Scudder
Registration starts at 3:30 p.m. Reception at 4:00 p.m.; award ceremony at 4:45 p.m.; Scudder's presentation at 5:00 p.m. 
1.0 clock hours (Free)

This presentation will cover the rich history of the professions as well as the role the CSD Department has played in the changes, both locally, state-wide, and nationally. 

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of this presentation participants will be able to:
1. Describe the early history of Communication Sciences and Disorders and identify at least 3 significant changes that have occurred over the last 40-50 years.
2. Identify at least 3 early speech-language pathology and audiology assessment and remediation strategies used in the past and compare/contrast them with current strategies used in the present day practice.
3. Describe at least 2 potential directions for the future of speech-language pathology/audiology assessment and remediation.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

On-site registration for both sessions start at 8:30 AM. Continental breakfast and afternoon snacks provided. Lunch on your own.

AM session: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m, 180 MX - WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex

Adaptive Leadership for Speech-Language Pathologists, Audiologists, other Allied Health Professionals and Educators, Dr. Ro Scudder
2.0 clock hours (Cost: $30)

Topics will include the core tenet of adaptive leadership that “anyone can exercise leadership, anywhere, anytime". She will then propose ways for introducing these leadership principles in the practice of speech-language pathology, audiology, other Allied Health professionals and educators.

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of this presentation participants will be able to:
1. Describe adaptive leadership and identify at least 2 ways to practice it in their professional settings.
2. Identify the four competencies of adaptive leadership and ways to apply them as they work with children and adults who have speech-language/audiology disorders.
3. Determine at least 3 examples of ways to introduce the concepts of adaptive leadership to co-workers in speech-language pathology, audiology, other Allied Health professionals and educators.

LUNCH on your own, 11:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m.
Free tours of our newly renovated clinic will occur starting at 12:30 p.m. for those interested. More info to come.

PM session: 1:00 p.m. -  4:00 p.m., 180 MX - WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex

Who's Screening for Autism Spectrum Disorders? The Important Role Allied Healthcare and Education Professionals Play in Early Detection and Intervention, Dr. Trisha Self
3.0 clock hours (Cost: $50)

Discount of $5 if attending both Saturday sessions (Cost: $75).

This workshop will discuss the importance of early detection and intervention for children presenting with characteristics of ASD. Screening, assessment, and referral strategies will be presented through case-based, hands-on activities. 

Learning Objectives
As a result of this workshop, the participants will be able to:
1. Discuss the significance of early screening for children presenting with symptoms of autism spectrum disorders.
2. Determine allied healthcare and education professionals’ role in screening for ASD.
3. Identify ASD-specific screening tools.
4. Describe an interdisciplinary team approach used to screen, assess, and refer for children presenting with characteristics of ASD.

Click WSU Mall Store for the online 2013 CSD Outstanding Alumni Event Registration form.  
Those attending for CEU's may pick up their certificates at the registration table.


Parking for Friday event: 1845 Fairmount, Room 200 Ahlberg Hall (AH)

  • Pull in the Harvard St. entrance, south side of WSU on 17th St. At the stop sign, directly in front of AH, you may take a left or right onto Perimeter Road- your choice.
  • You may park in any student lots (green labeled). Lot 9E on the right will have stalls sectioned off for the event.
  • You may enter at the front (stairs) or side (ramp) entrances of AH. Room 200 AH is on the main floor in the north hallway (past the elevators).

Parking for Saturday event: Hughes Metropolitan Complex (MX), 29th & Oliver, 180 MX

  • You may park in any of the lots surrounding the MX; the closest door to the event room is on the south side- Entrance N.
  • Signs directing you towards 180 MX will be posted throughout the building and at entrances.

Click below for downloadable campus maps:

WSU Main Campus
Eugene Hughes Metropolitan Complex (MX)