Dr. Calvin E. Woodland has been named interim CEO of the University of the District of Columbia Community College.
Dr. Woodland takes over leadership of the rapidly growing community college as it begins its fourth year of operation and will serve in the interim capacity until a permanent executive is named.
Woodland has served in various higher education capacities over his career, from professor through president. Most recently, he was president of Capital Community College in Hartford, Conn., where he oversaw initiatives to grow student enrollment and graduation rates. Woodland has also served as a member of the American Association of Community College's Commission on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and the Commission on Academic, Student and Community Development.
"Dr. Woodland's dedication to student achievement will certainly help continue our Community College's upward track," said University of D.C. President Dr. Allen L. Sessoms. "As our whole University continues its growth, having professionals like [Dr. Woodland] on our team is a boost to our efforts."
Former UDC Community College CEO Dr. Jonathan Gueverra left in May to assume a similar position at Florida Keys Community College in Key West, Florida.
Woodland, who holds a Doctor of Psychology degree from the Southern California University for Professional Studies and a Doctor of Education from Rutgers University, expressed excitement over his new post.
"The University of D.C.'s Community College has brought an exciting dynamic to higher education in the nation's capital," said Woodland. "I am looking forward to strengthening a vital educational link for students."