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Friday, January 25, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

University of the District of Columbia Announces Acting Director of Communications and Spokesperson

 

JuanitaThe University of the District of Columbia has appointed Juanita C. Britton Acting Director of Communications and University Spokesperson.  Britton will be responsible for planning, implementing and coordinating greater media relations and public relations for the University.  Ms. Britton will also lead a campaign for building greater University communications and community relationships in the District of Columbia and throughout the entire Washington, DC metropolitan area.

 

A graduate of Howard University’s Master of Public Affairs Program, Britton has worked over 20 years in public relations, marketing, corporate promotions and special event production.  As a Public Relations Executive she has delivered services to a large cadre of corporations, non-profits, federal and local governments both nationally and internationally.  

"I am particularly pleased with Juanita’s wealth of experience, level of energy and passion for working hands-on in her endeavors,” said Dr. Bobby Austin, Vice President for University Relations. "We are indeed excited and fortunate to have her join our Team."

"I appreciate the confidence that Dr. Austin and Acting President Stanley Jackson exemplify by selecting me for this position," said Britton.  "I look forward to working with the entire family of the University's Board of Trustees, administration, faculty, students, alumni and friends to promote the remarkable programs and milestones that happen at the University."

Ms. Britton can be reached via e-mail at jbritton@udc.edu or on 202.274-5685.

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            The University of the District of Columbia is the fully-accredited sole public source for accessible, inclusive, affordable, and comprehensive public higher education in the District of Columbia and provides additional life-long learning opportunities. The University delivers quality instruction and uses student-centered approaches to empower and benefit both individuals and its local communities.  The University, an urban land grant institution, is a very diverse community, a gateway to the world, and a significant investment engine for the District of Columbia.  The University is located at 4200 Connecticut Ave, NW Washington, and is conveniently located at the Van Ness/UDC stop on the Red Line of Metro.  For more information on other University activities, contact Mike Andrews, Senior Director for Communications and University Spokesperson at (202) 274-5685 or visit the University’s web site at www.udc.edu.