Dudley is Director of District Education Strategy at GE Asset Management Group where he is responsible for the Stamford Public Schools’ participation in the GE Foundation’s Developing FuturesäProgram – a five-year $150 million investment aimed at facilitating systemic change to increase student achievement across six urban school districts in the U.S.
Prior to joining GE, Dudley was Assistant to the Commissioner at the Connecticut State Department of Education where his primary responsibilities were developing and coordinating Department of Education initiatives to support the state’s urban school districts and improve minority student achievement. Before being appointed to this position, Dudley was Charter School Program Manager. Prior to his career in education, Dudley spent 15 years in the publishing industry at Time Inc., Cahner’s Publishing and Simon & Schuster.
A resident of Stamford, Connecticut, Dudley was elected for three terms to the city’s Board of Education from 1995-2004 and served as President twice. He also served as a Director of the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education. In April of this year Dudley was appointed by Governor Jodi Rell to the Connecticut State Commission on Educational Achievement
In 2005, the Yerwood Center presented the Community Citizenship Award to Dudley for his service to the Stamford community. The Urban League of Southern Connecticut also recognized Dudley and his wife, Juanita James, for their community service and philanthropy in 2007. In 2009 Dudley received the “Town and Gown Award” from the University of Connecticut – Stamford for his efforts in building mutually beneficial partnerships between UCONN- Stamford and the Fairfield County community.
Dudley earned his Bachelor’s Degree in American History from Columbia University.