Today, we are getting to know Rashaud Hannah:
What is your role at Georgetown? How long have you been working here?
I am an assistant director of program operations for executive degree programs. Currently, I am working with two programs: the Executive Master’s in Leadership (EML) program and the EML program for D.C. Public School Leaders, which is a collaboration between Georgetown and District of Columbia public and charter schools. May 22nd marked my one-year anniversary here at Georgetown.
What brought you to this position?
I earned my master’s in higher education administration and I knew I wanted to work at a university whose values aligned with my own. Coming from a strong Catholic background, Georgetown is known as an excellent institution for higher learning. Georgetown also has a commitment to the Jesuit value, cura personalis, which is care of the whole person. The fact that Georgetown embraces this value was very attractive when I was searching for career opportunities.
What have you enjoyed most about working at Georgetown?
There is so much, but one thing that stands out is the ability to get a fuller understanding of how departments across the university come together for a common cause. Experientially, as a student, you understand your journey in a seamless way. Now that I am on the administrative end, I see how the seamless experience is created. It is not automatic, it requires ongoing communication across all departments.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I really enjoy cooking. I am always looking for opportunities to enjoy or create great food. After my wife and I have an amazing food experience, we have fun re-engineering our favorite dishes in our kitchen to the best of our ability.