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University of the District of Columbia Board of Trustees Nominating Committee Roger Wilkins Appointment Resolution of 1998
PR 12-685

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Chairman Linda W. Cropp

A PROPOSED RESOLUTION IN THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Chairman Linda W. Cropp introduced the following resolution, which was referred to the Committee of the Whole

To appoint Mr. Roger Wilkins to the University of the District of Columbia Board of Trustees Nominating Committee.

RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this resolution may be cited as the "University of the District of Columbia Board of Trustees Nominating Committee Roger Wilkins Appointment Resolution of 1998".

Sec. 2. The Council of the District of Columbia confirms the appointment of:

Mr. Roger Wilkins
1253 4th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20024
(Ward 2)

as a member of the University of the District of Columbia Board of Trustees Nominating Committee, established by section 202 of the District of Columbia Public Postsecondary Education Reorganization Act, effective November 1, 1975, (D.C. Law 1-36; D.C. Code 31-1512), for a term of 5 years.

Sec. 3. The Council of the District of Columbia shall transmit a copy of this resolution, upon its adoption, each to the nominee, to the University of the District of Columbia Board of Trustees Nominating Committee, and to the Office of the Mayor.

Sec. 4. This resolution shall take effect immediately upon publication in the District of Columbia Register.


ROGER WILKINS

Clarence J. Robinson Professor of History and American Culture, George Mason University, since January, 1988.

National Public Radio: Network Radio Commentator since 1990.

Previous Employment

Journalism

Washington Star 1980-81. Associate Editor.
New York Times
1974-79. Member Editorial Board, 1974-77; Columnist, 1977-79.
Washington Post
1972-74. Member Editorial Page Staff.
CBS News
1980-83. Network radio commentator.
Mutual Broadcasting System
1983-86. Network radio commentator.

Philanthropy

Ford Foundation 1969-71. Program Officer in Charge of Social Development 1969-70. Assistant to the president 1971.
Institute for Policy Studies 1982-1992 - Senior Fellow.

Government and Law

United States Government 1962-69. Assistant Attorney General of the United States, Department of Justice, 1966-69. Assistant Director of the U.S. Community Relations Service, Department of Commerce, 1964 68. Special Assistant to the Administrator, Agency for International Development, State Department, 1962-64.

Private law practice 1958-62. Delson, Levin & Gordon In New York City; specialized in commercial litigation.

Local government 1957. Caseworker for the Cuyahoga County (Cleveland) Ohio Welfare Department.

Education

University of Michigan. A.B. 1953; J.D. 1956.

Personal

Married to Patricia A. King, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center. Three children (two by a previous marriage).

Writings

A Man's Life, 1982; reissued 1991, Ox Bow Press, Woodbridge, Ct., Quiet Riots, edited with Fred R. Harris, Pantheon, New York, 1988. Columnist for Mother Jones, published articles in two dozen magazines and author of at least 60 Book Reviews and Op Ed pieces for major American newspapers. Two Frontline documentaries – "Keeping the Faith," 1987, and "Throwaway People," 1989 – conceived, written, and narrated for productions broadcast on PBS.

Selected Honors and Activities

Pulitzer Prize for Watergate – shared with Woodward, Bernstein and Herblock.
Chairman Pulitzer Prize Board, 1988.
Chairman Board of Trustees African-American Institute.
Free South Africa Movement, Member of the Steering Committee.
National Coordinator of Nelson Mandela's 1990 visit to the United States.
Senior Advisor to Rev. Jesse Jackson, Presidential Campaigns, 1984 and 1988.
Black Community Crusade for Children, Member of the Steering Committee.
University of the District of Columbia, Former Member of the Board Trustees.
Committee of Black Academics on Policy for Racial Justice, Joint Center for Political Studies.
Milton Eisenhower Foundation, Trustee
NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Member of the Board of Directors.
Citizens' Commission on Civil Rights, Commissioner.
WETA Board of Trustees.
Chairman of Higher Education Issues Panel; Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges.
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Member of the Board of Directors.
NAACP Legal Defense fund Pro Bono Award.
Now York Civil Liberties Union, Roger Baldwin Career Service Award.
Los Angeles NAACP, Roy Wilkins Career Civil Rights Contributions Award.
WHMM-TV: Host Of Interview Series "Washington's Leaders."
Mayor's Advisory Committee on Selection of Police Chief for the District of Columbia.
George Mason University Distinguished Faculty Member of the Year, 1990-91.

Ten honorary degrees.

Mailing Address:

Prof. Roger Wilkins
Robinson Professors
MS 1D6
George Mason University
Fairfax VA 220304444

Telephone: (703) 993-2162
Fax: (703) 993-2175

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