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February 5, 2014

Michael C. Rogers
Vice President of University Advancement
University of the District of Columbia

D. Scott Barash appointed General Counsel

Washington, DC: Dr. Elaine A. Crider, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the University of the District of Columbia announced that the Board, after an extensive national search, has appointed D. Scott Barash as General Counsel of the University.

Since 2006 Barash has been Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the Universal Services Administrative Company (USAC) a not-for-profit corporation that administers the Federal Universal Service Fund under the oversight of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Prior to his current role Barash served as USAC Vice President and General Counsel for six years.

"Scott Barash brings the right blend of government and private sector practice experience to the role of Chief Counsel," said Dr. Crider. "His legal and administrative duties have required him to navigate complex legal and organizational issues similar to those faced by the University". Scott Barash's other professional experience includes being a partner and associate at Jenner and Block, Trial Attorney at the United States Department of Justice, Civil Division Federal Programs Branch. Barash states ""I am thrilled to be joining the University at this critical time in its history and am eager to work with the Board of Trustees and the management team to help move The University of the District of Columbia forward in the years to come."

Barash received a JD from the University of Chicago and a BA in History from Yale University. He resides in the District with his wife Gayle Wald, a Professor of English at George Washington University.

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