UDC News

November 17, 2009

UDC Attends Annual APLU Conference

Representatives from the University of the District of Columbia, including President Allen Sessoms, attended the 122nd Annual Meeting of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities on Nov. 17th. The annual meeting focused current challenges facing public higher education, namely reduced public revenues. To highlight the vital relationship between the nation’s public universities and government, dozens of university officials gathered on Capitol Hill with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to unveil a new website, ScienceWorksForUS.com, which highlights hundreds of new research projects that have been funded by the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Pictured left to right: Pelosi (speaking), Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ), and Robert Shelton, President of the University of Arizona.











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