Board of Trustees of the University of the District of Columbia

Washington, DC
Education, Public Safety, and Justice


Total public member:                11          

Method of Appointment:           Appointed by Mayor, confirmed by Council          

Length of Appointment:           5 years

Residency:                               Strong preference for DC residents from all 8 wards


Paid board:                              No (all roles are voluntary)



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.  Trustees are charged with establishing and ensuring accreditation of the components of the University System; approve all majors and degree programs offered at the University, and set academic policies such as degree requirements and tuition and fees; set UDC's budget in conjunction with the Mayor and City Council; hire the President of the University System.


Commission membership: 

The Board of Trustees shall consist of 15 voting members selected in the following manner: (1) Eleven members shall be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Council; (2) One member shall be a full-time student in good standing at the University (3) Each of the 3 remaining members shall be a holder of a degree from the University of the District of Columbia or from one or more of its predecessor institutions.



Individuals with professional and life experience as a described above.


If you are interested in an appointment to this board, please complete the appointment application. A member of our team will contact you to discuss the opportunity.




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