President, Morgan State University, from November 1, 1984 to June 30, 2010. Interim President, November 1, 1984 to 1985.
Executive Assistant to Chancellor, University of Maryland System, 1975-82. Assistant to President, University of Maryland System, 1982-84. Former Director of Career Planning, and Placement Director and Acting Director of Admissions and Registration, University of Maryland Eastern Shore.
Member, Task Force on Violence and Extremism, 1981-84; Hall of Records Commission, 1984-2010. Chair, Segmental Advisory Committee, State Board for Higher Education, 1986-88. Member, Segmental Advisory Council, Maryland Higher Education Commission, 1988-2010; Executive/Legislative Committee to Examine Simulcasting in Maryland, 1989; Advisory Committee on Manufacturing, Department of Economic and Employment Development, 1992-94.
Member, Task Force to Study College Readiness for Disadvantaged and Capable Students, 2000-01; Baltimore Region Rail System Plan Advisory Committee, 2001-02; State Planning Committee for Higher Education, 2004; Commission to Develop the Maryland Model for Funding Higher Education, 2006-08; P-20 Leadership Council of Maryland, 2007-10; Joint Legislative and Executive Commission on Oversight of Public-Private Partnerships, 2010.
Born in Westover, Maryland, September 25, 1943. University of Maryland Eastern Shore, B.A. (social science), 1965. Served in U.S. Air Force, 1965-69. University of Pennsylvania, M.S. (educational administration), 1973, Ed.D. (educational administration), 1976. Fellow, Ford Foundation; Kellogg Foundation. Member, Baltimore Vision 2030 Committee; Baltimore/Washington 2012 Coalition; Maryland Education Coalition Advisory Board; LifeBridge (a National Institutes of Health/ Department of Health and Human Services working group); Commission on International Education of the American Council on Education; Goldseker Foundation. Board of Trustees, Baltimore City Historical Society, 2002-. Board member, Educational Testing Service; Quality Education for Minorities Network; Baltimore Museum of Art; Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation. Honorary Board member, Baltimore Neighborhoods Inc.; The Partnership for Learning. Former board member, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; Greater Baltimore Committee; Committee of 100 for the Science Center; Alvin Ailey Dance Theater Foundation of Maryland; Maryland Business Roundtable for Education; National Board of the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, 1992. Former chair, National Association for Equal Oppurtunity in Higher Education (current secretary). Profile of a Leader Award, Morgan State University, 1995. Lifetime Achievement Award, Fullwood Foundation, 2004. Award of Excellence, Baltimore Region, Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Inc., 2008. Lifetime Achievement Award, Associated Black Charities of Maryland, 2010. Married; one child.
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