Former D.C. Deputy Mayor to advise DeGioia and GU’s CFO
Victor Reinoso (SFS ’91), D.C.’s former deputy mayor of education under Mayor Adrian Fenty, will join Georgetown University as an “new project development” advisor to University President John DeGioia and Chief Financial Officer Christopher Augostini.
Reinoso will advise DeGioia and Augostini about “international education, distance learning and long-term strategic development.”
“Victor’s more than 15 years of experience in senior leadership positions in government and the private sector will serve the community well as he helps to implement new strategic opportunities for Georgetown,” Augostini said in a press release.
Reinoso, who served under Fenty from 2007 to 2010, faced his fair share of difficulties as a deputy mayor. Although he had oversight of public school construction and the school system’s social services, D.C. Chancellor Michelle Rhee and Office of Public Education Facililties Modernization Executive Director Allen Lew “ran their operations with unquestioned authority,” writes the Washington Post‘s Bill Turque, leaving Reinoso “largely elbowed to the margins.”
Reinoso also faced intense scrutiny from the D.C. City Council in 2007 after admitting that a D.C. schools report published by his office plagiarized whole passages from a North Carolina school system’s strategic plan. From that point forward, his relationship with the Council was strained to say the least. (And to top off his tenure in D.C. politics, one of Reinoso’s assistants was fired in 2007 for hanging nude photos of her boyfriend all over D.C. Public School headquarters.)
Prior to joining Fenty’s administration, Reinoso worked for the Federal City Council and a number of start-up companies in the nonprofit and private sectors.