Board of Trustees

In 1974, the U.S. Congress established the Board of Trustees of the University of the District of Columbia to govern the University of the District of Columbia. The Board is a body of the District of Columbia government that has the authority to independently issue regulations governing the University, own and manage the property of the University, and represent the University in court. The Board hires the President of the University System.

The Trustees are charged with establishing and ensuring accreditation of the components of the University System, which at a minimum must include a liberal arts component, a vocational and technical component, and a school of law. They approve all majors and degree programs offered at the University, and set academic policies such as degree requirements and tuition and fees. In addition, the Trustees are responsible for setting UDC’s budget in conjunction with the Mayor and City Council.

The University’s and Board’s authorizing legislation is the Post-Secondary Education Reorganization Act of 1974 (D.C. Official Code §§ 38-1201.01 – 38-1204.07 (2001 ed.)).

Members

Christopher Bell
Christopher Bell, Esq.
(Chair) 

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Reginald M. Felton

(Vice Chair) 
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Major General Errol R Schwartz, U.S. Army (Ret.)

Major General Errol R Schwartz,
U.S. Army (Ret.)
(Treasurer)

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Dr. Esther Barazzone
Dr. Esther Barazzone
(Secretary)
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Jerome Shelton
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Dr. Gabriela Lemus
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Jim W. Dyke Jr.Esq.
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Dr. Anthony C. Tardd
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Dr. Elaine Crider
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Joshua S. Wyner
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Barrington Scott
Barrington Scott
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Gwendolyn Hubbard Lewis
Gwendolyn Hubbard Lewis
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 Dr. Charlene Drew Jarvis
The Honorable Charlene Drew Jarvis
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Diandra Jackson
(Student Representative)

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Ronald F. Mason
University of the District of Columbia President
Ex-Officio

Office of the Board of Trustees

Contact: phone 202.274.5700

Beverly FranklinBeverly Franklin, Executive Secretary
phone 202.274.6258  |   email bfranklin@udc.edu

Upcoming Meetings
All meetings are held in Building 39, 3rd Floor Board Room