UDC News

July 15, 2009


UDC Community College Announces New Leadership
Dr. Jacqueline Skinner Jackson to serve as Interim Dean of Academic Affairs


Washington, DC -- The Community College of the University of the District of Columbia has named Dr. Jacqueline Skinner Jackson as interim Dean of Academic Affairs, it was announced today. She officially takes up her duties on July 16 and will work out of the community college’s offices now located on UDC’s Van Ness campus.

Dr. Jackson comes to the UDC community with significant experience as a professor, educational consultant, dean and program director. Most recently, she served as a visiting assistant professor at George Washington University’s Graduate School of Education and Human Development (Washington, DC), where she taught masters and doctoral courses in the higher education administration program, served on doctoral dissertation committees and oversaw an educators’ speaker series.

Other institutional affiliations include: Northern Virginia Community College, American College Personnel Association, Consortium for the Advancement of Private Higher Education, St Olaf College, Old Dominion University, University of North Carolina at Wilmington and University of North Dakota. She has participated in numerous peer-reviewed presentations and is the recipient of several awards, most notably the Barbara Jordan Community Service Award (Old Dominion University, 1997).

“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Jackson to UDC,” said UDC President, Allen L. Sessoms. “We believe her experience in education, community relations and organizational development will help our new community college set a new standard of excellence for students and faculty alike.”

The new Community College, which officially opens its doors this August, will offer more than 20 associate degree and certificate programs as well as over 25 workforce development programs to prepare students for successful careers and academic advancement.


The University of the District of Columbia is the fully-accredited sole public source for accessible, inclusive, affordable, and comprehensive public higher education in the District of Columbia. The University, an urban land grant institution, is a very diverse community, a gateway to the world, and a significant economic engine for the District of Columbia.  The University is located at 4200 Connecticut Ave, NW Washington, and is conveniently located at the Van Ness/UDC stop on the Red Line of Metro. 

Susan Bodiker, Director, Marketing & Communications, sbodiker@udc.edu