Meet the Staff

imageMaria Byrd
Executive Director, Office of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness:

On January 20, 2016, the University of the District of Columbia’s Office of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness was established with Mrs. Maria Byrd leading the division. Mrs. Byrd spent five years in the Office of Information Technology as the Project Management Unit Manager and was instrumental in the launch of the University’s myUDC portal. She also oversaw the operations for the Banner ERP and managed the division’s budget.

Mrs. Byrd received her Master’s in Public Administration from American University and her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Hofstra University. Prior to coming to UDC, Mrs. Byrd served with both the District of Columbia Government and private industry.


Senai SimonSenai Simon
Assistant Director, Capabilities and Process Management:

On October 31st, 2015, Senai Simon was tapped to serve as the Assistant Director of Capabilities and Process Management in the Office of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness. Mr. Simon was previously serving as an Associate Database Administrator in the Office of Information Technology where he managed the databases supporting the newly implemented Recruiter CRM.

Accordions
Why do I have to submit my high school transcript?

Students who have yet to earn a Bachelors’ degree are required to submit an official high school transcript that includes the graduation month, day and year. All transcripts must be submitted directly from your school to udctranscores@udc.edu or mailed to The University of the District of Columbia, Office of Recruitment and Admissions, Bldg 39, A- Level, Washington DC 20008

How do I submit my transcripts?

All transcripts must be submitted directly from your schools to udctranscores@udc.edu or mailed to The University of the District of Columbia, Office of Recruitment and Admissions, Bldg 39, A- Level, Washington DC 20008

Do I have to submit my college transcript? I only attended one semester, and I don’t have any classes to transfer.

Transcripts from all previous colleges attended are required at the time of application. Once a student is admitted and confirms enrollment, the Office of the Registrar will review all transcripts to complete a transfer audit.

How will I know which credits will transfer from my previous schools?

The Office of the Registrar will complete all transfer audits. This process can take up to 21 business days after a student confirms enrollment. The transfer audit is then posted to your myUdc account.

My Advance Placement Classes are listed on my high school transcript. Will I receive credit?

Students must contact College Board to request an official transcript that includes all AP Scores. The transcript must be submitted from College Board directly to udctranscores@udc.edu.

I applied as an International Student. How do I submit my transcripts I received outside of the United States?

All transcripts received outside of the United States must be evaluated by a NACES Affiliate. Please visit the NACES Website for more information. Your evaluated transcript must be submitted directly from the NACES Affiliate to udctranscores@udc.edu or mailed to The University of the District of Columbia, Office of Recruitment and Admissions, Bldg 39, A- Level, Washington DC 20008

How do I receive credit for my Military Service?

Contact the personnel unit of your service branch and request a Joint Services Transcript (JST). It should be sent directly from the personnel unit to udctranscores@udc.edu or mail to The University of the District of Columbia, Office of Recruitment and Admissions, Bldg 39, A- Level, Washington DC 20008

I have already earned my Bachelors’ degree, am I a transfer student?

Students who have already earned a Bachelors’ degree are not considered a transfer student. You must apply as a Second Degree student.