University of the District of Columbia Celebrates Historic Investiture Ceremony for 10th President Dr. Maurice D. Edington, PhD.

Dr. Maurice D. Edington, PhD. Photo: UDC

The University of the District of Columbia (UDC) held an investiture ceremony on March 14th to celebrate the inauguration of its 10th President, Maurice D. Edington, Ph.D. Distinguished guests, including leaders from the District government, UDC and other universities, faculty, staff, alumni, and the community, attended the event. Dr. Edington brings a wealth of experience as a university educator and administrator with a proven track record of improving student outcomes. His leadership marks a new chapter in the rich history of UDC, founded on the principles of empowerment, diversity, and community engagement. During his remarks, Dr. Edington spoke of his appreciation for UDC’s proud history as an HBCU and the District’s only public university and his commitment to delivering on its promise in the years to come. 

“We have many bold goals ahead of us: Becoming a world-class flagship university for the nation’s capital. A national model for urban student success. A workforce and economic mobility engine for the District. A research and innovation hub that addresses the District’s critical needs. A University that unites all its stakeholders in support of a shared vision, One UDC.”

District of Columbia (UDC) is a historically Black university committed to a broad mission of education, research, and community service.