University of the District of Columbia Community College
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 as Interim CEO until a permanent executive is named.
Dr. Woodland has served in various higher education capacities over his career, from professor through president. Most recently, Dr. Woodland was President of Capital Community College in Hartford, Connecticut, where he oversaw initiatives to grow student enrollment and graduation rates. Dr. Woodland's involvement in national issues of higher education is impressive. He has 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. He has also served on the Citizens' Congressional Commission African American Education, and as a member of the Association of Community Colleges Trustees' Awards Committee that annually recommends candidates to receive ACCT's national recognition for outstanding leadership.
Dr. Woodland holds a Doctor of Psychology degree from the Southern California University for Professional Studies and a Doctor of Education from Rutgers University. He is a frequent presenter at national and regional conferences addressing such issues as developing future leaders in the community college sector, and cultural differences and their implications in teaching and counseling.