The Indiana State Department of Health has named Bethany Colson executive director of the Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education. Colson has served as deputy director at the center since 2016, where she has managed the center’s budget and contracts and overseen special projects and operations of its regional centers. She has served as interim director twice, most recently following the departure of former director Christine Moody. Previously, she served as early intervention coordinator for the center, providing oversight to programming for children from birth to age 3. She also has worked as a speech language pathologist at the Indiana University School of Medicine, St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf and the University of Tennessee Child Hearing Services program. For more information about the Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education, visit its Facebook page at