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Office of the Board of Trustees

Contact: phone 202.274.5700

Beverly Franklin, Executive Secretary
phone 202.274.6258  |   email

Upcoming Meetings
All meetings are held in Building 39, 3rd Floor Board Room

UDC's Board of Trustees

Dr. Anthony Tardd

Josephy L. Askew, jr. Esq.

Dr. Anthony Tardd is a life-long educator and was appointed to the Board of Trustees by Mayor Vincent Gray in April 2013.  His career spans over 40 years in education and includes the roles of high school social studies teacher with the DC Public School System, junior high school social studies teacher with the Arlington County Public School System, and 38 years in higher education as a faculty member and college administrator.  He has served as the Executive Vice President of Northern Virginia Community College, Provost (CEO) of two Northern Virginia Community College campuses, director of four NOVA off-campus centers, Dean of Students and Assistant for Campus & Instructional Development, Dean of the Math, Science, Computer Science Division, Coordinator of Student Benefits and Support Services, and Coordinator of Counseling. 

Dr. Tardd has also served as an adjunct faculty member in the Graduate Schools of Education at George Mason University and also at Virginia Tech.  He has also served on doctoral defense committees at Virginia Tech, University of Maryland, George Washington University, and George Mason University. 

Dr. Tardd’s knowledge of and familiarity with higher education in the United States includes not only his employment in the sector for many years but also as a volunteer peer reviewer in the accreditation process of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges for more than 25 institutions in the southeastern part of the United States.  He rose through the ranks of the peer review process first serving as a team member who reviewed governance, educational programs, faculty credentials and student services issues to that of Chair of review committees. 

Dr. Tardd is a third generation Washingtonian and has lived in the city all of his life.  He attended D.C. Public Schools and graduated from Theodore Roosevelt High School.   He attended Howard University from which he received both a bachelor’s in Economics and master’s degree in Counseling Psychology.  After receiving his master’s degree from Howard University he attended George Washington University  and subsequently attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) from which he received his doctorate in Counseling and Student Personnel Services with a cognate in Higher Education Administration. 

Dr. Tardd has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce, the Manassas City Chamber of Commerce, the Executive Committee Loudoun School Business Partnership, the NOVA/Alexandria Public Schools Project Discovery (project designed to introduce students of color to two and four-year colleges), the Loudoun Public Schools Selection Committee for Washington Post Agnes Meyer Outstanding Principal Award, and the Loudoun County Economic Development Commission.  He has also served on the boards of the Northern Virginia Center of Old Dominion University, and of the Northern Virginia Center of the University of Virginia.  Dr. Tardd holds and has held membership in the AACC Council on Black American Affairs,  President’s Roundtable, National Articulation and Transfer Committee, and RAMC.  He has also served as a Field Reader for the USDOE– Trio Programs (title 3), and as a Judge for the Virginia Statewide Science Fair.

Dr. Tardd has received leadership awards from the NOVA Board of Trustees, the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, VCCS Academic and Student Affairs Council, and Loudoun County Public Schools. He was named by Northern Virginia Community College a Professor Emeritus, and he was recognized by the Virginia General Assembly for Outstanding Service to the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Dr. Tardd is married and the proud father of three adult children and four grandchildren.

Past Meetings

Executive Committee Meeting | Tues. July 15, 2014 @ 5:30pm | Agenda | Policy Package - Anti-Discrimination Policy | Policy Package - Sponsored Programs Policies | Position Description - Provost and Vice President Academic Affairs | Webster FIS 07-10-2014 | Webster Position Description for Associate Provost for Academic Programs | Webster Resolution Connie Webster appointment as Acting Associate Provost - July 9, 2014 | July 15 2014 Resolution for Dr Rachel Petty | July 15, 2014.FIS - Dr Petty Reappointment | Audio | Minutes

Regular Meeting: Tue., June 10, 2014 @ 6pm - Agenda | FIS.$4 3M (Detail Explanation) | FIS.Intellectual Property | Updated_TuitionProposal_Board Package_05072014 | 2014 Intellectual Property Policy - Final draft | President's Report June 2014 | Resolution Reprogramming of Funds (Funding Swap)- Revised | Resolution Intellectual Property Policy | FIS.Reduction in Force - Revised 5-22-14 | Resolution Student Trustee Elections | Please see the meetings page for additional documents. | Audio | Minutes

Facilities: Tue, June 3, 2014 @ 6pm - Agenda | Audio

Academic Affairs: Thur, May 29, 2014 @ 5pm - Agenda | Audio

Audit, Administration & Governance Committee: Tues, May 20, 2014 @ 5pm | Agenda | Audio

Joint Meeting of the Budget and Finance and Student Affairs: Thur May 15, 2014 @ 6 pm | Agenda | Updated Tuition Proposal Board Pkg | FIS-$43M Budget Reprogramming Request | Audio | Transcript

Student Affairs: Thur, May 15, 2014 @ 5pm | Agenda | Student Trustee Election Procedures- Revised | Student Trustee Election Summary of Changes Memo | Student Trustee Election Timeline 2014 | Student Trustee Elections Resolution | Audio | Transcript

Community College: Thur, May 15, 2014 @ 3pm | Agenda | UDC-CC WDLL $2 5M Enhancement Information (financial breakdown) | UDC-CC Workforce Development FY15 Budget Enhancement | Academic Affairs - April 2014 Report - jme edits (2) | Audio | Transcript

Regular Board of Trustees Meeting: April 29, 2014 @ 5pm | Agenda | President's Report | Resolution Conferral of Honorary Degree Upon Edwin J Nichols | FIS Honorary Degree Edwin J Nichols | Honorary Degree Nominee - Edwin Nichols | Resolution UDC LSIC | UDC LSIC Term Sheet to BOT | Resolution SEAS | SEAS Laboratory Project Renovation | Audio | Minutes | Transcript

Facilities Committee: Tue. Apr. 22, 2014 @ 6pm | Agenda | Audio

Student Affairs Committee: Thur, Apr. 17, 2014 @ 6pm | Agenda | Audio | Transcript | Minutes

Budget and Finance Committee: Tue, Apr 15, 2014 @ 6pm - CANCELLED

Academic Affairs Committee: Thur, Apr 10 @ 5pm | Agenda | Audio

Audit, Administration and Governance Committee: Mon, Apr 7, 2014 @ 5pm | Agenda | DCMR Chapter 1 Summary of Proposed Changes Memo 4-3-14 | DCMR Chapter 1 proposed redline 4-3-14 | Cover Letter | Compensation Plan 2014 | Audit Results Presentation | Audio

Committee of the Whole: Tue, Apr 8, 2014 @ 6pm - CANCELLED

Facilities Committee: Tue., April 1, 2014 @ 6pm - CANCELLED

Rescheduled Regular Board Meeting: Thur, Mar 27, 2014 @ 5pm | FY15 Budget Development BOT 20140325 enhancement included V1 | President's Report March 2014 | Resolution Reprogramming of Funds | FIS - $4 3M Budget Reprogramming Request (Tuition Shortfall) | FIS - FY14 Academic Affairsa Flagship Reprogramming Request - $1 6M | FIS - FY14 Indirect Cost Reprogramming Request - $396598 | Resolution.FY2015 Budget Request | Audio | Transcript | Minutes

Facilities Committee: Mon, Mar 24, 2014 @ 6pm | Agenda | Resolution LSIC Lease

Budget and Finance Committee: Wed, Mar 19, 2014 @ 6pm | Agenda | Documents: Fund Balance Letter | FIS - Use of Fund Balance | FIS - FY14 Academic Affairs Flagship Reprogramming Request | FIS - FY14 Indirect Cost Reprogramming Request | FIS - Budget Reprogramming Request | Resolution FY 2015 Budget Request | Resolution Fund Balance | FY15 Budget Development | Resolution Reprogramming of Funds | Audio | Minutes

Academic Affairs Committee: Thur. Mar 13, 2014 @ 5pm | Agenda - CANCELLED

Rescheduled Student Affairs Committee Meeting: Wed, Mar 12, 2014 @ 6pm | Agenda | Audio | Minutes | Transcript

Student Affairs Committee Meeting: Date Rescheduled from February 27 to March 3, 2014 @ 6pm - Agenda | February Student Affairs Monthly Committee Report | CAP-DC Spring 2014 Workshop Schedule

Facilities Committee Meeting: Tue, March 4, 2014 - CANCELLED

Budget and Finance Committee Meeting: March 3, 2014 - CANCELLED

Audit, Administration & Governance Committee Meeting: Wed, Feb 26, 2014 @ 6pm - CANCELLED

Special Meeting: Tues, Feb. 18, 2014 @ 5pm | Agenda | Vision 2020 Strategic Plan Meeting Materials | FIS - MA Adult Education | Resolution MA Adult Education Program | Resolution Termination of Academic Programs | Audio | Minutes | Transcript

Facilities Committee Meeting: Tue, Feb 4, 2014 @ 6pm - CANCELLED

Joint Committee Meeting: Thur, Jan 30, 2014 @ 6pm | Agenda | Review of UDC's "Provisional Approval" for Participation in the Federal Student Aid Programs | Audio

Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees: Tue, Jan. 28, 2014 @ 5pm | Agenda | Resolution - MA Adult Ed. Prog. | FIS - MA Audit Ed. Prog. | Resolution - Termination of Acad. Prog. | Resolution - Approval of the University Mission, Vision and Core Values | Resolution - Approval of the Vision 2020 Strategic Plan | Vision 2020 Strategic Plan final for BOT Approval | Audio | Minutes | Transcript

Student Affairs Committee
Thur, Jan. 16, 2014 @ 6pm
Agenda | January 2014 Committee Report | UDC/DSI Records Management Review and Recommendations Study Summary
| Audio | Minutes | Transcript

Budget and Finance Committee
Wed, Jan. 15, 2014 @ 6pm
Agenda | Audio | Minutes | Transcript

Audit, Administration and Governance Committee
Tue, Jan 14, 2014 @ 5pm
| Audio | Minutes | Transcript

Academic Affairs Committee
Tue, Jan. 7, 2014 @ 4pm
Agenda | Audio | Minutes | Transcript

Facilities Committee
Tue, Jan 7, 2014 @ 6pm
Agenda | Audio | Minutes | Transcript