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April 4, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Eurmon Hervey Named Acting Provost at the University of the District of Columbia

 

 

HerveyWashington, D.C. --- Eurmon Hervey, Director of the District of Columbia, Office of Postsecondary Education and State Higher Education Executive Officer, is serving as Acting Provost at the University of the District of Columbia.  

As the Acting Provost, Dr. Hervey will oversee the University’s 75 undergraduate and graduate academic degree programs.  Hervey will also be responsible for enhancing the partnership between the University, the Office of the State Superintendent and the DC Public Schools to address educational challenges.  

 “For over two years now in my state role, I’ve been a supporter of the University from the periphery and, recently, through a special assignment, I’ve gotten to know the University and really developed an affinity,” Hervey stated.  He further added, “I think the University is in a position of promise and want to make a contribution to its ongoing efforts to provide an excellent education to its current and future student population.”

 “This is a critical post and we could no longer afford to leave it unfilled.  We appreciate Deputy Mayor Victor Reinoso and State Superintendent Deborah Gist for their collaborative partnership with the University,” Acting President Stanley Jackson stated. “I would also like to express our appreciation to Dr. Hervey for stepping in on a temporary basis to ensure continuity while a search for a permanent president is on-going. We are fortunate to have such a worthy person available at this time,” Jackson remarked.

Dr. Hervey’s experience is a comprehensive blend of non-profit, public sector and academic management experience.  Before his role with the District, he served on the faculties of Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi and Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida.  Dr. Hervey has also served as Acting Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Tougaloo College and Program Manager at Education Services Foundation where he designed state-wide college access programs.  He holds the Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Edward Waters College, a Master of Science degree in mathematics from Clark Atlanta University, a second Master’s degree in education administration from Harvard University, and the Doctor of Education degree from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University.

 

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