UDC Announces New Interim President | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

UDC Announces New Interim President

Play associated audio

The University of the District of Columbia has named a new administrator to serve as interim president after its last president was fired, reports the Associated President.

The Board of Trustees announced Thursday that James Earl Lyons Sr. will take over UDC on March 20, according to AP. Board chairwoman Elaine Crider says Lyons has an impressive academic history after serving as president of three universities over the past three decades.

Lyons is a past president of Bowie State University in Maryland, Jackson State University in Mississippi and California State-Dominguez Hills. He was secretary of the Maryland Higher Education Commission from 2007 to 2010.

Former UDC President Allen Sessoms was fired without cause in December.

The university is under pressure to cut costs. In January, UDC announced it would cut nearly 100 faculty and staff positions.

NPR

Edison's Talking Dolls Can Now Provide The Soundtrack To Your Nightmares

Thomas Edison built and sold about 500 dolls back in 1890. Now, new technology has made hearing their supercreepy voices possible for the first time in decades. (Thanks, technology.)
NPR

Tea Tuesdays: Butter Up That Tea, Tibetan-Style

Yak butter tea is often referred to as the national drink of Tibet. It's been consumed in the Himalayas for centuries and helped inspire the Bulletproof Coffee craze in the U.S.
NPR

Clinton 'War Room' Pushback And The 'Invent Your Own' Media Campaign

The Clinton campaign went into overdrive Tuesday trying to minimize the damage from a new book that delves into Clinton Foundation fundraising — and it's not using the typical channels to do so.
NPR

Edison's Talking Dolls Can Now Provide The Soundtrack To Your Nightmares

Thomas Edison built and sold about 500 dolls back in 1890. Now, new technology has made hearing their supercreepy voices possible for the first time in decades. (Thanks, technology.)

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.