Secretary of Higher Education, May 21, 2004 to January 31, 2007. Acting Secretary of Higher Education, January 1 to May 21, 2004.
Calvin W. Burnett, Secretary of Higher Education, 2004. Photo by Richard Lippenholz.
President, Coppin State College, 1970-2003. Member, Correctional Training Commission, 1977-2003; State Scholarship Board, 1983-89. Board of Directors, Empowerment Baltimore Management Corporation, 1996-97.
Born in Brinkley, Arkansas, March 16, 1932. St. Louis University, B.A. (biology & political science), Ph.D. (social psychology). Former research social psychologist, St. Louis State Hospital. Former director of research, Health and Welfare Council of St. Louis. Former faculty member, The Catholic University of America; Southern Illinois University. Board of Directors, Maryland Chamber of Commerce, 1991. Former president, Baltimore Area Council, Boy Scouts of America; Metropolitan Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) Board; Black-Jewish Forum of Maryland. Former board member, Baltimore Urban League; Gilman School; McDonogh School. Distinguished Alumni Award, St. Louis University, 1972. Lifetime Achievement Award, Fullwood Foundation, 2001. Distinguished Leadership Award, Huntington's Disease Society of America, 2001. Regional Visionary Award, Greater Baltimore Committee, 2002. Married; four children; four grandchildren.
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