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May 1, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

UDC Announces Community College Leadership Transition

Washington, D.C.President Allen L. Sessoms of the University of the District of Columbia has announced that Dr. Eurmon Hervey, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Community College of the University of the District of Columbia, has accepted the provost position at Edward Waters College in Florida, his beloved alma mater. He will be succeeded by Dr. Jonathan Gueverra, the current provost of Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), Alexandria campus. The appointment will become effective on August 1.

Dr. Hervey will continue to execute the University’s community college plans until he assumes his new role at Edward Waters College on August 1. He and Dr. Gueverra will execute a detailed transition plan to seamlessly continue the core development work on the community college, initiated by Dr. Hervey since his December 2008 appointment.

Dr. Gueverra comes to the University with significant administrative experience at the community college and university levels. Some of the institutions include: State University of New York (SUNY), Canton; Lesley University and Massachusetts Bay Community College. He has numerous accomplishments, among them a significant increase in retention and enrollment rates since he became provost at NOVA in 2007. “With the growing need to train District residents for 21st century jobs, we are delighted that Dr. Gueverra has agreed to lead the new community college,” says President Sessoms. “We are confident that the District’s new community college will become a national model for education and training under his leadership.”

He received his doctorate and MBA from the University of Massachusetts at Boston. He received his B.S. from Providence College and an A.A.S. from Newbury College in Massachusetts. As the new CEO, Dr. Gueverra will lead the Community College of the University of the District of Columbia through its first academic year.

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