Member, Joint Legislative and Executive Commission on Oversight of Public-Private Partnerships, 2010-12; Hall of Records Commission, 2010-; Maryland Longitudinal Data System Center Governing Board, 2010-; Task Force to Study the Creation of a Regional Higher Education Center in Northeastern Maryland, 2011-12; Task Force to Study the Impact of Adjunct Faculty on Graduation Rates at Historically Black Institutions, 2011-13; Maryland Commission on Cybersecurity Innovation and Excellence, 2011-14; Maryland Humanities Council, 2011-14; Federal Facilities Advisory Board, 2011-; P-20 Leadership Council of Maryland, 2011-; Northeast Maryland Higher Education Advisory Board, 2012-; Student Transfer Advisory Committee, 2012-; Clean Energy Program Task Force, 2013-14; Task Force to Study the Impact of Expanding Credit and Noncredit Courses for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2013-16; Task Force to Study Exemptions from Higher Education Ethics Requirements and Procurement Rules to Facilitate Technology Transfer, 2015-16; President's Advisory Council, Baltimore City Community College, 2015-.
Member, President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, 2010-.
Executive Assistant to Vice-President for Business Affairs and Finance, Kentucky State University, 1984-85. Associate Provost, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, 1990-95 (assistant provost, 1988-90; associate professor of education). Associate Provost and Vice-President for University Outreach, Auburn University, 1994-2006 (adjunct professor of education, college of education). Chancellor, University of Wisconsin Colleges and the University of Wisconsin-Extension, 2006-10.
Born in Alabama. Attended Marengo County Training School, Thomaston, Alabama; Tuskegee Institute, B.S. (political science), 1977, Ed.M. (student personnel & administration), 1979; Harvard University, Ed.M. (educational planning & administration), 1984, Ed.D. (administration, planning & social policy), 1987. Director, Office of Minority Programs, Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, 1985-88. Board of Directors, Greater Baltimore Committee, 2010-; United Way of Central Maryland, Inc., 2011-; Association of American Colleges and Universities, 2015-; CollegeBound Foundation. Member, American Association of Higher Education; American Personnel and Guidance Association; Association of Fund Raising Officers; National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education; National Association of College and University Business Officers; National Association of University Administrators; National Society of Fund Raising Executives. Former member, Board of Directors, MDC, Inc., Chapel Hill, N.C.; University Continuing Education Association. Co-founder, Alabama Black Belt Community Foundation. Recipient, Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, 1984; W. K. Kellogg Foundation National Fellowship, 1989. Named one of top 100 leaders in higher education, American Association of Higher Education, 1998. Influential Marylander, Daily Record, 2011, 2016. Married; one son.
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