Dean Dr. Morris Redd, Chap.
Dr. Redd began his career in education in 1998. He earned Special Education Certification from Catholic U and a Spirit of Faith Bible Institute Certificate, a few years later. He’s been teaching, coaching, and mentoring youth for the past 20 years. Transitioning into nonprofits, Mr. Redd helped increase the capacity of organizations in a depressed area of D.C.; helped found and lead the Ward 7 Nonprofit Network, and; chaired the Board at the East River Family Strengthening Collaborative. He did humanitarian work for AIDS-related service organizations; sold real estate; operated small businesses, and; raised two wonderful children, Jasmine and Myles. He served under the Ministries of Dr. Michael A. Freeman for more than a decade. Mr. Redd is presently developing a youth empowerment program, exploring entrepreneurial ventures, and finishing his book, Grace For Granted. Through these endeavors, Morris is building his personal and communal legacies and fulfilling his assignment.
In 1968, Morris Redd was birthed to Clementine Redd and Morris Burns in Dayton, Ohio. His family moved to Los Angeles, where he and sister, Antonette, experienced their formative years. Because Ms. Redd exposed them to positive and purposeful experiences, Morris became a well-rounded student and model citizen. He worked various odd jobs, include assisting an elderly couple with day-to-day activities, an experience that made an indelible mark on his character. Ever since childhood, Morris wanted to give more to his family, community and mankind.
After High School, Howard University was Redd’s next stop. In D.C., Morris went to school and worked. Circumstances demanded Mr. Redd choose employment over school. Morris stepped away from college to reassess. While on academic sabbatical, Morris garnered great work experiences, met inspiring people, and through tutoring at an independent school, identified his passion. He was to become an educator.
After a five year hiatus, Morris transferred to the University of the District of Columbia. At UDC, he excelled, making the Dean’s List, getting inducted into Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society, earning Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges & Universities, leading Student Government, and pledging Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. Morris’ experiences exemplified the very tenets in which the men of Omega subscribe: Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance, and Uplift. While graduating, Magna Cum Laude, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education was a highlight in this season of Morris Redd’s life, marrying Ms. Doneta Dugger, was the absolute pinnacle.