MARYLAND HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION

DEFUNCT UNITS


ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
Combined with Division of Finance Policy in July 2010 to form Division of Finance and Administrative Services.

BASE REALIGNMENT & CLOSURE (BRAC)
Program closed in Dec. 2011.

CAREER & WORKFORCE EDUCATION
Under Division of Planning and Academic Affairs, in 2007, reformed into two units: Career Education, and Workforce Development.

CAREER EDUCATION
Under Division of Planning and Academic Affairs, merged with Workforce Development to form Career and Workforce Education in 2005. From 2007 until 2012, it functioned as a separate unit until merging with Workforce Development to form Career Education and Workforce Development.

CAREER EDUCATION & WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
Formerly under Office of Academic Affairs, renamed Career and Workforce Education under Department of Program Review and Compliance in Aug. 2015.

COMMUNICATIONS
Abolished in July 2010.

COMMUNICATIONS
Renamed Office of Public Relations in Aug. 2015.

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE POLICY & OPERATIONS
Renamed Department of Finance and Administration in Feb. 2016.

DEPARTMENT OF OUTREACH FOR PUBLIC, STUDENT, LEGISLATIVE & CORPORATE RELATIONS
Renamed Department of External and Government Relations in Feb. 2016.

DEPARTMENT OF PROGRAM REVIEW & COMPLIANCE
Renamed Department of Academic Affairs in Feb. 2016.

DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE & FINANCE POLICY
In 1988, Division of Administrative and Finance Policy started as Division of Finance and Policy Analysis. It reformed as Division of Finance Policy in 1993, as Division of Finance and Administrative Services in July 2010, and as Division of Administrative and Finance Policy in Oct. 2010.

For institutions of higher education, Division set guidelines for operating and capital budgets; analyzed campus budget requests; and made recommendations on funding. Division also directed State aid for community colleges and private institutions, and capital improvements for community colleges.

Division oversaw three offices: Finance Policy and Facilities; Outreach and Grants Management; and Student Financial Assistance.

Abolished in July 2012; functions absorbed by four offices previously overseen by Division.

DIVISION OF FINANCE & ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
In Oct. 2010, renamed Division of Administrative and Finance Policy.

DIVISION OF FINANCE POLICY
In July 2010, renamed Division of Finance and Administrative Services.

DIVISION OF PLANNING & ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
Reformed as Department of Program Review and Compliance in Aug. 2015.

OFFICE OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
Functions absorbed by Department of Program Review and Compliance in Aug. 2015.

OFFICE OF CORPORATE RELATIONS
Functions absorbed by Department of External and Government Relations in July 2016.

OFFICE OF FINANCE POLICY & FACILITIES
Renamed Office of Facilities and Capital Budget Oversight in Aug. 2015.

OFFICE OF GRANTS
Under Division of Administrative and Finance Policy, renamed Office of Outreach and Grants Management in Feb. 2011.

OFFICE OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Under Division of Planning and Academic Affairs, renamed Office of Information Technology in Oct. 2010.

OFFICE OF OUTREACH & GRANTS MANAGEMENT
Renamed Grants Management in July 2016.

OFFICE OF PLANNING, RESEARCH ANALYSIS, & WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
Under Division of Planning and Academic Affairs, renamed Office of Research, Planning and Policy Analysis in Oct. 2010.

OFFICE OF POLICY, ANALYSIS, & RESEARCH
In 2008, reorganized as Office of Planning, Research Analysis, and Workforce Development.

OFFICE OF RESEARCH, PLANNING, & POLICY ANALYSIS
Renamed Office of Research and Policy Analysis in Aug. 2015.

POLICY
Under Secretary of Higher Education, abolished in Dec. 2011.

STATE PLANNING COMMITTEE FOR HIGHER EDUCATION
Staff: Cheryl V. Edwards (410) 260-4520

Chair: Calvin W. Burnett, Ph.D., Secretary of Higher Education (410) 260-4516

Appointed by Secretary of Higher Education: Tina M. Bjarekull; Robert L. Bogomolny, LL.B.; Joanne A. Boughman, Ph.D.; Barbara Chavez; James C. DiPaula, Jr.; Ann Osborn Emery, Ed.D.; T. Eloise Foster; Gino J. Gemingani, Jr.; Nancy S. Grasmick, Ph.D.; Patrick L. Huddie, Ph.D.; Terra Jones; Clifford M. Kendall; William E. Kirwan, Ph.D.; Nancy K. Kopp; Elizabeth Kulbicki; Brian J. Lasky; Theodore Little; Aris Melissaratos; Charlene Nunley; Jane Margaret O'Brien, Ph.D.; Kevin M. O'Keefe; John J. (Jake) Oliver, Jr., Esq.; Sherman L. Ragland II; Earl S. Richardson, Ed.D.; Rev. Harold E. Ridley; Elaine Ryan, Ed.D.; William Donald Schaefer; Richard J. Siciliano, Ph.D.; Donald J. Slowinski, Sr., Ed.D.

Appointed by Senate President: Patrick J. Hogan; Sandra B. Schrader; J. Lowell Stoltzfus.

Appointed by House Speaker: David G. Boschert; James E. Proctor, Jr.; Frank S. Turner.

Ex officio: Michael S. Steele, Lt. Governor

In April 2004, State Planning Committee for Higher Education was formed by Maryland Higher Education Commission.

In 2004, biannual update of State Plan for Higher Education was based on findings of State Planning Committee for Higher Education. For Maryland Higher Education Commission, Committee examined enrollment trends, costs of education, workforce issues, and cost efficiencies. Committee also sought ways to ensure that college is accessible and affordable for Marylanders.

In Dec. 2004, Committee submitted Plan for next two years to Governor. Higher education institutions worked collaboratively with Commission to implement Plan.

2009 STATE PLAN FOR POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION WORK GROUP
George W. Reid, Ph.D., General Editor (410) 260-4552; e-mail:
greid@mhec.state.md.us
web: www.mhec.state.md.us/highered/2004plan/2004stateplan.asp

Work Group completed its review of State Plan for Post-Secondary Education in June 2009. Maryland Higher Education Commission approved revisions at its June 17, 2009 meeting and submitted report to Governor and General Assembly.

VETERANS' EDUCATION & TRAINING
Formerly under Office of Academic Affairs, renamed Veterans Affairs under Department of Program Review and Compliance in Aug. 2015.

WILLIAM DONALD SCHAEFER SCHOLARSHIP ADVISORY COUNCIL
Staff: Linda Asplin (410) 260-4563; e-mail: lasplin@mhec.state.md.us

Appointed by Secretary of Higher Education: May K. Chen, Ph.D.; Ellen L. Frishberg, Ph.D.; Christopher J. Merdon; Marion W. Pines; Frederick W. Puddester; Susan C. Schwab, Ph.D.; Luther W. Starnes; Maurice C. Taylor, J.D., Ph.D.; Mara Winters; Timothy A. Wolfe.

William Donald Schaefer Scholarship Advisory Council was initiated Oct. 2004 within Maryland Higher Education Commission (Chapter 413, Acts of 2004). Annually, Council advised Commission in selecting William Donald Schaefer Scholars.

Last met in 2008. Abolished in Oct. 2014 (Chapter 133, Acts of 2014).

WILLIAM DONALD SCHAEFER SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Under Office of Student Financial Assistance, William Donald Schaefer Scholarship Program was established in Oct. 2004 (Chapter 413, Acts of 2004). Through this program, annual scholarships were awarded to Maryland residents who demonstrated financial need and a serious intent to enter public service upon completion of their schooling. In 2006, scholarship program was combined with other grant programs to form Workforce Shortage Student Assistance Grant Program. (Chapter 367, Acts of 2006). Until 2012, students who received scholarships in prior academic years continued to receive awards as long as they remained eligible.

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
Under Division of Planning and Academic Affairs, merged with Career Education to form Career and Workforce Education in 2005. In 2007 it reformed as a separate unit and merged with Career Education in 2012 to form Career Education and Workforce Development.

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