Washington, D.C., April 23, 2010 – The University of the District of Columbia Community College is pleased to announce the development of a new campus center at 801 North Capitol Street, just two blocks from Union Station. With the city council’s approval of the property lease on April 22, UDC-CC will immediately begin building out the nine-story, 88,000-square-foot space and plans to start classes and offer student services for Fall 2010.
|Pictured left to right: Hattie Rogers, UDC notary, Barbara Jumper, University System real estate manager, Dr. Sessoms, Peter Larkin , Executive VP, CB Richard Ellis Co.|
“The creation of a focal point for our Community College is another exciting and significant step for UDC-CC,” said Dr. Allen L. Sessoms, President of the University System of the District of Columbia. “I commend the efforts of everyone involved, including our partners at the City Council and the Mayor’s office and our real estate and finance team.”
“We will build a state-of-the-art educational hub for our students, staff, and the broader community in a prime location near Metro, the U.S. Capitol, and numerous federal and District agency headquarters,” said Dr. Jonathan Gueverra, CEO of UDC-CC. “The space will be designed to enhance student success and meet a variety of academic and community needs.”
The building will house classrooms, computer and science labs, Student Success Center, a one-stop student center with all the necessary student services, bookstore, fitness center, Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning program administration, including Continuing Education, faculty and staff, and a multipurpose room with 170 seats—an ideal place for both UDC-CC and general community events. Student study and lounge space will be located near staff offices, providing easy access to faculty and encouraging interaction.
UDC-CC programs will be offered at additional locations throughout the District, including planned expansion to Bertie Backus Middle School in Fall 2010 for allied health certificate programs and fashion merchandising and construction management degree programs. The newly approved automotive technology degree program will be based at the Excel Institute, while mortuary science programs will continue at the University of the District of Columbia’s Van Ness Campus. The Community College currently serves more than 3,300 credit and non-credit students.