UDC News

October 26, 2010


Butler to Lead Advancement Efforts at UDC

Washington, DC - John T. Butler, a long-time Washington-area leader in education and resource development, has been named Associate Vice President for Advancement at the University System of the District of Columbia.  Butler most recently served as Vice President for University Advancement at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland, where he successfully lead the largest fundraising effort in the university's history-- a $60 Million Comprehensive Campaign, and oversaw a variety of additional and valuable initiatives.  He also served as President and CEO of Archbishop Carroll High School in Washington, where he had primary responsibility for institutional advancement as well as fiscal and administrative management.

“Having a seasoned professional like John puts UDC on the development map,” said Dr. Allen L. Sessoms, President of the University System of the District of Columbia.  “His ability to organize and lead effective campaigns will benefit DC’s only public university well into the future.”

Butler has done high level human resources and development consulting across the country and is an active member of several professional organizations, including Leadership Greater Washington, CASE, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Community Advisory Council.


As the only urban land-grant institution in the United States, the University of the District of Columbia (www.udc.edu) supports a broad mission of education, research and community service across all member colleges and schools, which include the Community College of the District of Columbia, the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences, the College Arts & Sciences, the School of Business and Public Administration, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the David A. Clarke School of Law.

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