Shipping and Receiving
The Shipping and Receiving department is a division under the Office of the Vice President for Real Estate, Facilities Management, and Public Safety. The mission of the Office is to provide excellent customer service to the University Community by providing professional mail and warehouse services.
Delivery of packages throughout the campus that are delivered to the warehouse
- Delivery of packages to satellite campuses
- Postal Services
- Property disposal
- Tagging of fixed asset items
- Furniture distribution
- Moving services
- Shredding containers
When packages arrive at the warehouse, items are scanned for electronic tracking. This allows staff to track packages until they are delivered to the requestor. The Shipping and Receiving Department strives to deliver packages within 2-3 business days to the requestors on the main campus. Delivery times for packages that are requested to be delivered to satellite campuses may vary depending on the size of the delivery.
The mailroom handles incoming and outgoing mail for the entire university community. UDC’s Mail Service sends certified mail, express mail, priority mail, library mail, and standard mail to anywhere the USPS deliver to globally. Outgoing packages are restricted to 50 pounds or less. Mail is metered and picked up by USPS daily by 3:00 pm, Monday thru Friday. Outgoing mail should list “University of the District of Columbia” and the address and department of the sender in the return address section of the envelope. Incoming mail is sorted and delivered to departments by the next business day. Mail is delivered and picked up at satellite campuses 2-3 times per week, depending on the mailroom schedule and the demands of the satellite offices.
Shipping and Receiving is responsible for all property disposal for the university. To request disposal of property, departments must submit a property disposal form that includes the department name, item name, serial number, and the UDC property number in the description of the form. Once the form is received, a tracking ticket will be generated for the work order to be completed.
Shipping and Receiving is responsible for assigning a UDC property number to all fixed asset items that are delivered to the university. Such items include, but are not limited to: electronics, furniture and equipment. The UDC property number is used to aid the Finance Department in locating and tracking each item.
Shipping and Receiving is responsible for all inter-office, office-to-office, and building-to-building moves. Shipping and Receiving provides boxes for office transitions and moves boxes and furniture to the new designated space.
UDC is committed to going GREEN. Through its shredding program, the university is providing each departments with locked shred-it bins for shredding classified documents and paper. This is intended to help cut down on the amount of trash generated on campus. Shred-it bins are serviced once per month.
Ronald Mason, Jr., J.D.
Ronald Mason, Jr., J.D., began his tenure as the ninth president of the University of the District of Columbia on July 1, 2015. His reputation for strong leadership and responsible governance is bolstered by more than 30 years of experience in the higher education, community development, and legal fields.
UDC Board Chair Elaine A. Crider describes Mason as a proven, highly motivated and accomplished administrator who is exceptionally and uniquely suited to build upon the successes that the University has achieved in recent years.
“Mr. Mason has proven himself a leader in the higher education community in many parts of the country,” says Crider. “He has brought enhanced community relationships, responsible governance, and a strong students-first focus to his past roles and will do the same for the University of the District of Columbia as we continue to implement the goals and objectives of our “Vision 2020” strategic plan.”
In learning of his appointment, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser praised the Board’s selection of Mason to lead the University. “I welcome Ronald Mason to the District of Columbia and look forward to collaborating to develop programs and initiatives that will better serve residents,” said Mayor Bowser. “I congratulate the board of the University of the District of Columbia for selecting a leader with a wealth of experience as they work to transform the District’s public university.”
Prior to being appointed president of the University of the District of Columbia, Mr. Mason was the seventh president of the Southern University and A&M College System, where he served a five-year term as the chief executive officer of the nation’s other Historically Black College and University System and provided oversight for the System’s five campuses.
Serving as Southern University’s president during a period of severe budget cuts, Mason improved human and technology infrastructures, established online degree options, and lead the campuses through a difficult transition process. Moreover, concerned about the social and economic barriers that stand in the way of educational opportunities for the underserved and black men in particular, Mason spearheaded an initiative titled the “Five-Fifths Agenda for America.” Its goals are to bring truth to the conversation about the relationship between America and black men, increase the number of college degrees among black men, and increase the number of black male teachers.
Before joining the Southern University System, Mason was president of Jackson State University (MS). Under his leadership, Jackson State experienced unprecedented growth in areas of fundraising, information technology proficiency, and the construction of new buildings.
Earlier in his career, President Mason developed a successful record of progressive leadership in various positions over an 18-year period at Tulane University in New Orleans, including senior vice president, general counsel, and vice president for finance and operations. He also served as the founder and executive director of the National Center for the Urban Community at Tulane and Xavier Universities.
President Mason is fond of saying, “I used to be a lawyer,” which references the start of his career as an attorney with the Southern Cooperative Development Fund, Inc. Among his numerous public service and professional activities, Mr. Mason holds current membership on the White House Board of Advisors for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and the Board of Directors of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. He also serves on the Board of the American University of Nigeria and the International Foundation for Education and Self Help. His previous board service includes the American Council on Education and the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity, Office of Postsecondary Education.
A native of New Orleans, President Mason received his B.A. and J.D. degrees from Columbia University in New York City. He attended the Harvard Institute of Educational Management and is the recipient of the Mayor’s Medal of Honor from the City of New Orleans, the Martin Luther King Lifetime Achievement Award from Dillard, Loyola, Tulane, and Xavier universities, and was one of five recipients of Columbia University’s 2008 John Jay Award for distinguished alumni.
He is married to the former Belinda DeCuir and has one daughter, Nia, and two sons, Jared and Kenan.
Office of the President
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Building 39, Room 301A
Evola Bates, Chief of Staff, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary C. Wright, Administrative Officer, email@example.com
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