DANETTE GERALD HOWARD, Ph.D.
Secretary of Higher Education, 2012-14
Secretary of Higher Education, June 21, 2012 to April 9, 2014. Interim Secretary of Higher Education, August 10, 2011 to June 20, 2012.
Director, Office of Planning, Research, Analysis, and Workforce Development, 2008-10, and Office of Research, Planning, and Policy Analysis, 2010-12, Maryland Higher Education Commission.
Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2011-14; Governor's Subcabinet for International Affairs, 2011-14; Smart Growth Subcabinet, 2011-14; Governorís Warrior to Worker Council, 2011-14. Chair, Segmental Advisory Council, 2011-14. Member, Commission on Civic Literacy, 2011-12; Task Force to Study the Creation of a Regional Higher Education Center in Northeastern Maryland, 2011-12; College Savings Plans of Maryland Board, 2011-14; Coordinating Council for Juvenile Services Educational Programs, 2011-14; Education and Workforce Training Coordinating Council for Correctional Institutions, 2011-14; Education Coordinating Committee, 2011-14; Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, 2011-14; Governor's Commission on Hispanic Affairs, 2011-14; Maryland Longitudinal Data System Center Governing Board, 2011-14; Maryland Advisory Commission on Manufacturing Competitiveness, 2011-14; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 2011-14; P-20 Leadership Council on Maryland, 2011-14; Southern Maryland Higher Education Council, 2011-14; Southern Regional Education Board, 2011-14; Governor's Workforce Investment Board, 2011-14; Education and Curriculum Advisory Committee of Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, 2011-14. Board of Directors, Maryland Workforce Corporation, 2011-14. Chair, Task Force to Study the Impact of Adjunct Faculty on Graduation Rates at Historically Black Institutions, 2012-13 (member, 2011-12). Member, Student Transfer Advisory Committee, 2012-14. Co-Chair, Clean Energy Program Task Force, 2013-14. Chair, Task Force to Study the Impact of Expanding Credit and Noncredit Courses for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2013-14.
Howard University, B.A. (human communication studies-legal communications), summa cum laude, 1997; Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Ed.M. (administration, planning & social policy), 1998; University of Maryland College Park, Ph.D. (higher education policy & administration), 2007. Director, Office of Multicultural Affairs, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 2001-03 (coordinator, office of vice-president for student affairs, 1999-2001; coordinator of multicultural recruitment, office of undergraduate admissions). Research assistant, Race, Equity and Diversity in the South Project, University of Maryland, College Park, 2004-06. Assistant Director of Higher Education Policy, The Education Trust, 2007-08 (senior research associate, 2006). Vice-President for Policy and Mobilization, Lumina Foundation, 2014-. Board of Directors, College and Career Pathways, Inc., 2008-09 (chair, 2009-11). Member, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., 1996-. Very Important Professional, Daily Record, 2013. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2014. Married.
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