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District of Columbia Commission on Human Rights Mark H. Chichester Confirmation Resolution of 2000
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Chairman Linda W. Cropp at the request of the Mayor


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 reappointment of

Mr. Mark H. Chichester
3022 Pineview Court, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20018
(Ward 5)

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 Mayor.

Sec. 4. This resolution shall take effect immediately.

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3022 Pineview Court, NE
Washington, D.C. 20018
(202) 529-8277


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 various events.

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 Contest Winner

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 1997–Present

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 1995–February 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 annual/status reports.

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 1993

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.


Bar Admission

State of Pennsylvania, November 1993
District of Columbia, April 1996


Korean: limited conversation, reading and writing
French: limited conversation, moderate reading

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