The president of the University of the District of Columbia, Ronald Mason Jr., on Thursday declared designs to step down. He will go on to provide in his position till his agreement ends on June 30, 2023.
“It was not a selection I produced frivolously,” Mason said in a letter to college students, personnel and faculty users. “After sizeable contemplation and consultation with the Board of Trustees and 7 a long time in this purpose, the time is right to pass the baton. This is not the finish, and definitely not goodbye. We still have important perform to do, and I appear ahead to undertaking it together—as we always have.”
Mason, who started in his job in 2015, is the university’s longest-serving president.
During his tenure, college shelling out on research practically tripled, and the institution secured the greatest private present in its heritage, $2.3 million for need-based scholarships, amongst other achievements, in accordance to a news launch asserting his departure.
“When [Mason] arrived to UDC 7 several years ago, in addition to his excessive expertise, keen perception and intelligence, he introduced inspiration, humility and heat to the position,” Christopher D. Bell, chair of the university’s Board of Trustees, claimed in a letter. “During his tenure, we have produced great strides due to the fact he has generally recognized the totality of the institution, its mission and the outstanding assure and opportunity UDC retains.”