University of the District of Columbia Partnership
President Ron Mason of the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) and President Katrina Rogers of Fielding Graduate University hosted the first meeting of the external Advisory Council for the UDC-Fielding Urban Leadership and Entrepreneurship partnered doctoral program.
The Council met on March 4 and 5 on the UDC campus to review continued plans for the new doctoral program, which is scheduled to launch Spring 2019.
The Ph.D. program will be offered by the University of the District of Columbia with courses offered at Fielding and taught by Fielding faculty, along with opportunities for Fielding faculty to advise students and serve on doctoral committees.
Attendees included (L-R) Ralph Belton, UDC; Dwane Jones, UDC; Sabine O’Hara, UDC; Susan Kliman, UDC; Ralph Hines, retired Director, FIPSE, US Department of Ed – Advisory Council; Stephen Trachtenberg, President Emeritus, George Washington University – Advisory Council; John Cavanaugh, President, Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area – Advisory Council; Ron Mason, President, UDC; Katrina Rogers, President, Fielding; Orlando Taylor, VP, Fielding; Katie McGraw, Fielding; Mike Goldstein, Cooley Law Firm – Advisory Council; Maryann French, UDC; Carl Moore, Associate Chief Academic Officer, UDC; and Ivory Toldson, President, Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) – Advisory Council