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Office of the Board of Trustees

Contact: phone 202.274.5700

Beverly Franklin, Executive Secretary
phone 202.274.6258  |   email bfranklin@udc.edu

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

Board of Trustees Session Regarding the Presidential Search
Monday, November 24, 2014 @ 5:00 p.m.
Building 39, Third Floor, Conference Room
(Closed Session)

UDC's Board of Trustees

James W. Dyke Jr.

James W. Dkye Jr.Mr. Dyke is a Partner in the law firm of McGuireWoods LLP.  His broad practice covers corporate, legislative, education, governmental relations, and municipal law. He previously served as Virginia's Secretary of Education under former Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder, and as Domestic Policy Advisor to former Vice President Walter Mondale.

He is an active leader in the Northern Virginia business community having served as chairman of the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce; chairman of the Northern Virginia Business Roundtable; President of the Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation; and chairman of the Emerging Business Forum, an organization focused on enhancing minority and women entrepreneurs' businesses.

He was elected Chairman of the Greater Washington Board of Trade for 2010. The Board of Trade is the largest regional business organization in the Washington, D.C. area, advocating for the business community in Virginia, the District of Columbia and Maryland.  During his term, he was Co-Chair of the Joint WMATA Governance Review Task Force.

He also serves on the Board of Directors for Washington Gas Holding where he serves on the Governance Committee.

He was included in Washingtonian magazine's list of "150 Most Powerful People" in the Washington region. He was a finalist for the Washington Business Journal's "Top Washington Lawyer in State and Local Lobbying."  He was named by Washington Business Journal as the "Best Networker" in the region and as a Minority Business Leader Honoree.  He also won the J. Michael Brown award from DuPont for his accomplishments in diversity, recruiting and mentoring in the legal profession.  In addition, he has received numerous awards and certificates related to education, government and community service.

He has served or is serving on various commissions and committees including the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV), the Commission to Restructure Virginia's Tax Structure, the Board of Directors of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, the Governor's Commission on Economic Development and Job Creation (VA), the Governor's Independent Bipartisan Advisory Commission on Redistricting (VA), and as chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of the District of Columbia.  He is a frequent speaker on educational, political, and legal issues.

Practices & Industries

  • Government Affairs
  • Public Finance
  • Education
  • Political Law

Education

  • Howard University School of Law, Washington, D.C., J.D., cum laude, 1971 (graduated first in class)
  • Editor in Chief, Howard Law Journal
  • Howard University, Washington, D.C., B.A., 1968
  • Honorary Doctor of Laws, University of Richmond, 1993
  • Honorary Doctor of Laws, Virginia State University, 1991
  • Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, St. Paul's College, 1990
  • Honorary Doctor of Laws, Randolph Macon College, 2009
  • Honorary Associate of Humane Letters, Northern Virginia Community College, 2008

Previous Experience

  • Secretary of Education, Commonwealth of Virginia, 1990-1993
  • Domestic Policy Advisor to U.S. Vice President Walter F. Mondale, 1977-1981
  • Law Clerk, the Hon. Spottswood W. Robinson III, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, 1971-1972
  • Partner, Sidley & Austin, 1981-1987
  • Partner, Hunton & Williams, 1987-1990
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Virginia Law School, 1976-1990
  • Adjunct Professor, Howard University School of Law, 1974-1976

Classes Taught

  • Legal Writing and Business Units, Howard University School of Law, 1974-1976
  • Elected School Boards, Virginia Municipal League, November 1993
  • College Desegregation (Fordice), National Organization of Legal Problems in Education, November 1994
  • Legal Issues in Student Conduct, Virginia Association of Secondary Principals, June 1996
  • School Safety Issues, Virginia Association of School Superintendents, 1999
  • Government, Politics and the Law, University of Virginia Law School, 1976-1990

Speaking Engagements

  • Mr. Dyke has made hundreds of speeches nationally and locally on education, business, government and political issues, and has appeared on numerous television and radio programs and news interviews. He has also been quoted extensively in a wide range of newspapers.

Directorships and Appointments

  • Appointed to Serve on Higher Education Transition Group by Governor-elect Martin O'Malley and Lieutenant Governor-elect Anthony Brown of Maryland
  • Corporate Board of Directors, Washington Gas Light Company, 2003–Present
  • Member, Board of Directors, Agnes and Eugene Meyer Foundation
  • Corporate Board of Directors, American Type Culture Collection, 2004–2006
  • Chairman, Board of Trustees, University of District of Columbia, 2004-2009
  • Member, Board of Directors and Executive Committee, Greater Washington Board of Trade
  • Member, Governor Bob McDonnell's Independent Bipartisan Advisory Commission on Redistricting, 2011
  • Member, Governor Bob McDonnell's Commission on Economic Development and Job Creation, 2010
  • Chairman, Board of Directors of the Virginia Center for Innovative Technology, 1992-1994
  • Member, Board of Directors, Maryland Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Legislative Committee of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce (invitation only)
  • Member, Virginia State Board of Education, 1985-1990
  • Member, State Council on Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV), 2004-Present
  • Chairman, Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, 1999-2000
  • Chairman, Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation, 2000-2002
  • Chair, Northern Virginia Business Roundtable, 2001-2004
  • Commission Member, Commission to Study Virginia's State and Local Tax Structure for the 21st Century
  • Virginia Commission on Educational Infrastructure, 1996-2000
  • Member, Commission on Virginia Higher Education in the 21st Century
  • Southern Education Foundation, Chair, Panel on Desegregation in Higher Education, 1994-2004
  • Virginia's Lay Member, Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, 2001-2003
  • Chairman, Metropolitan Council of Chambers of Commerce, 1999-2000
  • Member, Governor Gilmore's Blue Ribbon Commission on Higher Education, 1998-2000
  • Commonwealth of Virginia, Joint Commission on Technology and Science
  • Advisory Committee on the Year 2000
  • Advisory Committee on Technology-Based Economic Growth in Virginia
  • Advisory Board Member, George Washington University Virginia Campus
  • Arts Council of Fairfax
  • Bond Counsel, District of Columbia, 1982-1990
  • Former Chairman of the District of Columbia Retirement Board
  • Former Chairman, Compensation Board, Commonwealth of Virginia

Admitted 

  • District of Columbia 1972
  • Virginia 1991
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Place of Birth

  • Washington, D.C.

Past Meetings

Regular Meeting - November 18, 2014 @ 5pm | Agenda | Presidents Report | 7th Master Agreement | Dept Chair and Continuing Full-Time Non-Union Faculty Compensation Proposal | Remitted Tuition Funding for the UDC David A. Clarke School of Law | BS Biomedical Engineering Degree Program | Naming of Campus Buildings and Facilities Policy | Revised Procedures Alumni Trustees Election | Audio | Minutes

Operations Committee - November 10, 2014 @ 4pm | Agenda | Audio

Academic and Student Affairs Committee – Nov. 6, 2014 @ 6 pm | Agenda | Audio

Audit, Budget and Finance Committee – Nov. 5, 2014 @ 6 pm | Agenda | Audio

Regular Meeting - September 16, 2014 @ 5pm | Agenda | Pres. Report | Sponsored Prog. | Univ. Anti-Disrimination and Harrassment Policy | Ext. of the Appointment of Dr. Rachel Petty | Appoint. of Dr. Connie Webster as Acting Assoc. Provost for Aca.Prog. | Appoint. of Dr. Kathleen Dockett as Prof. Emeritus | Appoint. of Dr. Robert L. Burgdorf as Prof. Emeritus | Perfor. Mgmt | Final Rulemaking - Tuition Increase | Amendment to DCMR8 | BG Check | Audio | Minutes | Transcript

Executive Committee - September 16, 2014 @ 4:30pm | Agenda | Audio

Facilities Committee - Sepember 9, 2014 @ 6pm | Agenda

Budget and Finance Committee September 4, 2014 @ 6:30pm | Agenda | Audio

Joint Meeting of the Budget and Finance and Student Affairs Committees - September 4, 2014 @ 6pm | Agenda | Audio

Student Affairs Committee -September 4, 2014 @ 5pm | Agenda | Audio

Audit, Administration and Governance Committee - August 26, 2014 @ 5pm | Agenda | Audio

Academic Affairs Committee Meeting - August 21, 2014 @ 5 pm | Agenda | 8 11 14 Resolution - Approval of the 7th Master Agreement | Memo from General Counsel to President re 7th Master Agreement | Resolution Emeritus for Kathleen Dockett 8-13-14 | Audio

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 | Transcript

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
Agenda
| 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