UDC News

August 25, 2009


Former Ambassador Becomes UDC International Program Director

Washington, DC -- His Excellency Denis G. Antoine was recently hired to be Executive Director of International Programs and Exchange at the University of the District of Columbia.

Formerly Grenada's ambassador to the United States and permanent representative to the Organization of American States (where he serves as chairman of the board of the Directors for the Young Americas Business Trust), he is the 2008 recipient of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Award for International Service and is also former dean of the Corps of Ambassadors of the Western Hemisphere.

“Ambassador Antoine brings – literally – a world of knowledge and experience to our institution,” said UDC System President Dr. Allen L. Sessoms. “His presence here helps us expand our mission and visibility around the globe.”

Before his appointment as ambassador, Dr. Antoine served as a program specialist for the government of the District of Columbia and education supervisor for DCPS until 1995. He also holds a Ph.D. from LaSalle University, an MS from National-Louis University and an MA from the UDC.

Excellency Denis G. Antoine


The University of the District of Columbia is the only fully-accredited public institution of higher education in the nation’s capital. As an urban land-grant university, it supports a broad mission of education, research and community service and offers bachelors and masters degrees in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Business and Public Administration and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. The university is located at 4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington DC, and is conveniently located at the Van Ness/UDC stop on the Red Line of Metro. 

Alan Etter, Vice President of University Relations & Public Affairs, aetter@udc.edu, 202.345.6371