Office of External Affairs

Main Office Contact

Executive Director of External Affairs
Michelle Pourciau

Media Inquiries
John Gordon, Jr., Director
Office of Communications
202.274.5998 (o) | 202.697.1310 (c)

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New Leadership of University
Communications, Marketing and Public Relations

Thank you for your patience as we adjust to the recent administration and personnel transitions. I appreciate your continued commitment to ensuring that our students receive nothing short of our very best during this time.

Effective immediately, John T. Butler, Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement will serve as the University of the District of Columbia spokesperson and point of contact for all Communications, Marketing and Public Relations.

As we might expect, there is a great amount of interest in the University and the actions we are taking to guarantee our future. While we welcome all inquiries, I ask you to please direct them to our Advancement office so that we can ensure an accurate and consistent message. John Butler can be reached by phone at (202) 679-5364 and via email at

Thank you again for your continued commitment to our students and the mission of the University of the District of Columbia.

Dr. Rachel Petty
Chief Operating Officer