The president of the University of the District of Columbia recently announced the appointment of deans for new UDC colleges that are part of the university's academic consolidation plan.

The new deans are:

John Davis Butler, of the District, College of Liberal and Fine Arts. He has been dean of the School of Liberal and Fine Arts at the Mount Vernon Square campus since 1974. He was awarded a PhD from Stanford University.

Annye Cannady Buck, of the District, College of Life Sciences. She has headed the Allied Health Sciences program at the Van Ness campus since 1971. She received a PhD from the University of Michigan.

philip L. Branch, of the District, College of Physical Science, Engineering and Technology. He has been with the university for ten years and most recently was dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the Van Ness Campus. He was awarded a PhD by The Catholic University of America.

Richard L. James, of the District, College of Education and Human Ecology. He has been dean of the School of Education at Morgan State University in Baltimore since 1975. He was awarded an EdD from the University of Maryland.

Ewaugh Finney Fields, of Laurel, N.J., University College. She previously served as assistant vice president for academic affairs at Drexel University in Philadelphia and as vice president of minority affairs at the University of Washington in Seattle. She was awarded an EdD degree by Temple University.