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November 3, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

UDC Selects New Board Chair, Officers

Washington, DC - In a special meeting of the Board of Trustees of the University System of the District of Columbia, members elected new officers to the top three positions on the Board.

Joseph L. Askew, Jr. was elected Chair of the Board, succeeding Emily Durso, whose term ended October 31, 2009. A graduate of the District of Columbia School of Law, Mr. Askew is a Vice President at Verizon Corp. and has been a member of the UDC Board of Trustees since March of 2006. View Mr. Askew’s bio here: http://www.udc.edu/president/board_trustees/askew.htm

Eugene Dewitt Kinlow was elected Secretary of the Board of Trustees. Mr. Kinlow is a native Washingtonian and currently serves as outreach director for DC Vote. A UDC alumnus, Mr. Kinlow joined the UDC Board of Trustees in May of 2000. View Mr. Kinlow’s bio here:http://www.udc.edu/president/board_trustees/kinlow.htm

Verle Hammond was elected Treasurer of the Board of Trustees. Mr. Hammond is President and CEO of Innovative Logistic Techniques, Inc., based in McLean, Virginia. View Mr. Hammond’s bio here:
http://www.udc.edu/president/board_trustees/hammond.htm

Kim Keenan continues as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees.

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The University System of the District of Columbia is a public, not-for-profit institution dedicated to providing quality, affordable higher education, career and workforce development and encompasses the Flagship University, Community College and David A. Clarke School of Law.

As the only public land-grant university in the nation’s capital, the Flagship supports a broad range 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 David A. Clarke School of Law is consistently ranked among the best public interest law schools in the nation.

The Community College of the District of Columbia is a dynamic and innovative institution focused on providing residents of the Washington metropolitan area access to academic advancement, career and workforce development and lifelong learning. With facilities throughout the District, the Community College is committed to extending education and opportunity to all.

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.

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