Keynote Speaker

PRESIDENT RONALD MASON JR. TO GIVE
KEYNOTE AT UDC FALL OPENING CONVOCATION
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2022, 10:00–11:30 a.m.

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University of the District of Columbia (UDC) President Ronald Mason Jr. will present the keynote address at the 2022 Fall Opening Convocation at the UDC Theater of the Arts on the Van Ness campus on September 22, 2022. Per University policy, attendees must register in advance for the event, and masks will be required. Individuals not appearing on the registration list will not be admitted into the auditorium.

Chief Academic Officer Dr. Lawrence T. Potter Jr. said, “President Mason began his tenure at UDC with an opening address that let the University and community know he was a change agent who would help lead UDC to new heights. During his years at the helm, we have leveraged our strategic roadmap, the Equity Imperative, to marshal the support needed—from the Trustees, faculty, students, staff, alums, District and federal government leaders, corporations, foundations and philanthropists—for better educational and community outcomes. We will be honored to hear from such a respected educational leader whose personal passion for social justice and equity has been deeply embedded in his professional career and pursuits.”

Mason brings decades of experience to his current work on behalf of the University and District residents, including ten years as president of Jackson State University and five years as the chief executive officer of the Southern University and A&M College System. Having begun in 2015, he is UDC’s longest-serving president. Mason announced in July that he will leave the presidency at the end of his term on June 30, 2023 but will remain in the District and an ardent supporter of UDC.

The event is limited to 400 people, and is open to the UDC community, including students, faculty, staff and the larger community. Please use the link to pre-register for the 2022 Fall Opening Convocation.