2013 - 2014
Executive Council Plan for 2013 - 2014
The USGA’s plan is to address the political, economic, social, and technological trends that could impact the student body at the University of the District of Columbia. USGA is highly dependent upon its relationships with institutions, both internal and external, for its success. The plan is designed to keep the USGA focused upon maintaining a strong reputation and to enhance existing relationships, developing its network, as well as increasing its influence throughout the community.
President - Donnel Jones
Donnel Jones is the present 2013-2014 Undergraduate Student Government President. He is also a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., where he is the current chapter Basileus and Undergraduate Representative to the Supreme Council. He is also a member of Phi Sigma Epsilon and Beta Kappa Chi Honor Society. Donnel is a senior in the field of Nutrition and Food Science. He is also a mentor with the Greater Washington DC Big Brother/Big Sister program. With the department of Nutrition, he is very active with the Student Dietetic Association with promoting health awareness at UDC and the DC community. Donnel strives to bring back "Student Life" and hopes that everything throughout the school year with be communicated to the student body at all times. He is willing to work with any student on making sure their voice is heard and their problems are solved. He is here for each and every student and knows the importance of receiving a proper education for your money.
Vice President - Paul Smith
Major: Management Information Systems
Paul Smith IV is the Vice President of The Undergraduate Student Government Association for the University of the District of Columbia 2013- 2014 fall semester. Paul is a graduate of University of the District of Columbia Community College, where he received an A.A.S. Degree in Business Technology and was inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa honor society. Continuing his educational pursuit he is now a senior, majoring in Management Information Systems in the School of Business and Public Administration. Computer Science is Paul’s passion he is an active member in the University of The District of Columbia- Louis –Stokes Alliance for Minority participation. His membership began summer of 2012 in the Computer Robotics program where he created mobile applications to control robots using C++. In the summer of 2013 Paul teamed up again with LSAMP to create practical applications, models and fully functional programs in C++. He is currently on the Dean’s List, and the recipient of the Mayor’s Opportunity Fund Scholarship. Paul’s commitment to the University of the District of Columbia Undergraduate Student Government Association is to strive to bring the voice of all students to administrators, faculty, staff, and trustees to create cohesion and address all issues pertaining to student life on campus. The USGA plan for 2013-2014 fall semesters is to address the political, economic, social, and technological trends that could impact the student body at the University of the District of Columbia. Paul is actively involved on campus as a student leader/intern for the School of Business and Public Administration Information Technology department. Paul plans to pursue a Master’s Degree in Information Technology fall 2014. Paul is focused upon maintaining a strong reputation and to enhance existing relationships, developing student’s network, as well as increasing his influence throughout the community. Paul is also involved in a numerous charities in the metropolitan area serving as a mentor for inner city youth.
Secretary - Eric Gray Jr.
Major: Information Technology
Clubs/Organizations: Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.
Eric D. Gray Jr is a Junior; IT major from Cocoa Beach, Florida and is the proud son of Sherry and Chasio Hooks. Upon graduating from University of the District of Columbia, Eric aspires to commission into the United States Air Force as a 2nd Lieutenant and attend Graduate School to attain his Masters degree and later his Doctorate degree in IT Security and continue research in the field of IT Security. He aspires to become successful and later return to his city and help the youth in his community that are in need and help them succeed in life. As USGA Secretary, Eric plans to establish as many programs geared towards enhancing the mind set of young men and women of University of the District of Columbia. It is his sincerest hope that the foundation and implementation of the programs will spark a positive campus movement, and be a legacy that will continue in the Firebird Nation!
Treasurer - Danielle McPherson
Senior Class President
Senior Class Vice President
Senior Class Treasurer
Senior Class President
Freshman Class President
Judiciary Council and Senate