|Chairman Linda W. Cropp
at the request of the Mayor
A PROPOSED RESOLUTION IN THE
COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
To confirm the reappointment of Mr. Mark H. Chichester to the
District of Columbia Commission on Human Rights.
RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That
this resolution may be cited as the "District of Columbia Commission on Human Rights
Mark H. Chichester Confirmation Resolution of 2000".
Sec. 2. The Council of the District of Columbia confirms the
Mr. Mark H. Chichester
3022 Pineview Court, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20018
as a member of the District of Columbia Commission on Human
Rights, established by Commission's Order 71-224, dated July 8, 1971, as amended, and
section 2 of the Confirmation Amendment Act of 1998, effective June 12, 1999 (D.C. Law
12-285; D.C. Code §1-2501), for a term to end December 31, 2002.
Sec. 3. The Council of the District of Columbia shall transmit
a copy of this resolution, upon its adoption, each to the nominee and to the Office of the
Sec. 4. This resolution shall take effect immediately.
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3022 Pineview Court, NE
Washington, D.C. 20018
Dorothy M. and Maurice C. Shapiro Fellowship, Kyung Hee
University, Seoul, KOREA, September 1993 - April 1994.
Visiting scholar: studied Korean language and culture; met
with members of national legislative body and subcabinet members of executive branch;
attended seminars and symposia sponsored by the American Chamber of Commerce in Korea; met
with U.S. Ambassador to South Korea and accompanied American foreign service officers to
The National Law Center, The George Washington University,
Washington, D.C., J.D., May 1993.
Honors: Moot Court Board
Activities: Van Vleck Moot Court Competition: Black Law Students Association
School of Business and Public Management, The George
Washington University, Washington, D.C., B.B.A. Management, May 1990.
Honors: Washington Center Minority Leaders National
Fellowship; The George Washington Award for Outstanding Contributions to the
University; Community: Martin Luther King Jr. Award file Outstanding Achievements
in Human Rights; David A. Baer Award for Individual Excellence in Student Life; Omicron
Delta National Leadership Honor Society; Alpha Delta Circle; George Whiteside Essay
Activities: Charter Member, University Leadership Team;
Member, Student Center Policy Revision Committee; President BPU; Student Respondent. Ford
Foundation Lecture Series; Staff Writer, GW Tribune
Executive Director, Institute for International Public Policy
(IIPP) at UNCF, Fairfax, Virginia, February 1997Present
Oversee day-to-day operations; develop annual program budget;
participate in policy planning sessions with senior program and budget officers from the
U.S. Department of Education -- Center for International Education; represent the
Institute in various international education/policy forums; set funding priorities for the
Institutional Resource Development Grant Program; negotiate terms of subgrant agreements
Resource Development Grant recipients and IIPP's institutional partners; assist in the
development and implementation of the IIPP program development (fundraising) strategy plan
and preside over meetings of the IIPP Advisory Board
Assistant Director, Institute for International for
International Public Policy at UNCF, Fairfax, VA, January 1995February 1997
Manage day-to-day operations; manage annual budget of $1
million + interface with senior program and budget officers from the U.S. Department of
Education; write speeches and talking points for the CEO of UNCF and the IIPP Executive
Director; conduct site visits to Summer Policy Institutes and grant recipients; draft
proposals as part of fund raising efforts to support expansion of IIPP program activity;
brief UNCF senior management on congressional action impacting the institute budgetarily;
prepare reports to the Secretaries of State and Education; review resource development
grant award decisions; draft subgrant agreements for resource development grant program;
monitor grant awardees.
Director, Ford Foundation International Education Project at
UNCF, Fairfax, VA, March 1995 - Present
Lead delegation of faculty and administrators on overseas site
visits to institutions and organizations in the UK and South Africa; coordinate
institution-application-and-review process; interface with project participants on
program-related matters; plan and conduct international education workshops; prepare
Member, District of Columbia Mayoral Transition Team,
International Business Task-force, Washington, D.C., November 1994 - January 1995
Evaluated the effectiveness of the D.C. Office of
International Business (0IB); submitted individual proposals for cost effective,
revenue-generating functions for OIB; contributed to committee report to the Transition
Team recommending actions to be taken regarding the District of Columbia's OIB.
Interim Constituent Services Coordinator/Advisor, At-large
Councilmember Linda Cropp, Council of the District of Columbia Washington, D.C., May 1994
- November 1994.
Coordinated constituent services; advised the Councilmember
and staff on issues relating to constituent services and legislative matters; screened and
drafted outgoing correspondence for the Councilmembers signature, interfaced with members
of the Washington business community.
Legal Intern, Office of the Director General (DG) of the
Foreign Service, United States Department of State, Washington, D.C., Spring 1992 - Summer
Served on the Director General's Policy Coordination Staff;
assessed the legality of Department initiatives on Foreign Service staffing; researched
and assisted in the development of an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) policy for the
Department; drafted semi-annual reports in compliance with consent decree in Palmer v.
Baker ("Women's Class Action Suit"); screened sensitive documents during
discovery phase of the "Black Officer's Class Action Suit"; armed in the
development to( the Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program; attended to special projects
initiated by the DG; drafted talking points for the DG and other department officials.
Judicial Intern, District of Columbia Superior Court, Arthur
I. Burnett, Sr., Associate Judge, Washington, D.C., Fall 1991.
Researched areas of substantive law to be dealt with in
written opinions; completed written assignments, including drafting of opinions; addressed
inquiries from attorneys; assisted law clerk with administrative tasks.
Research Associate, Government Affairs Office, General
Instrument Corporation, Washington, D.C., Summer 1991.
Researched and developed competitor profiles during FCC
Advisory Committee process of adopting U.S. technical standard for high definition
television (HDTV); briefed GI executives on competitor positioning; assisted the Associate
General Counsel in performing lobbying activities; interfaced with FCC staff members on
issues of importance to the Corporation.
Assistant to General Counsel, Roy Littlejohn Associates, Inc.,
Washington, D.C., Summer 1990
Researched legal. statistical and anecdotal information for
clients enraged in defending the District of Columbia in O'Donnell v; The District of
Columbia (a civil suit challenging the Constitutionality of minority set asides in
government contracting); planned seminars to assist small businesses in competing for
government contracts; assisted in marketing of the firm's management consulting services.
State of Pennsylvania, November 1993
District of Columbia, April 1996
Korean: limited conversation, reading and writing
French: limited conversation, moderate reading