Member, Asbestos Oversight Committee, 2015-; Climate Change Commission, 2015-16; Coast Smart Council, 2015-; College Savings Plans of Maryland Board, 2015-16; Maryland Economic Development Commission, 2015-; Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative Fund Authority, 2015-; Maryland Green Purchasing Committee, 2015-; Hall of Records Commission, 2015-. Board of Advisors, Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland School of Medicine. Chair, Maryland Longitudinal Data System Center Governing Board, 2015-. Board of Directors, Maryland Medical System Corporation, 2015-. Member, P-20 Leadership Council of Maryland, 2015-; Police Training Commission, 2015-16; Procurement Advisory Council, 2015-; Maryland Subcabinet for Public-Private Partnerships, 2015-; Segmental Advisory Council, 2015-; Student Transfer Advisory Committee, 2015-; Task Force to Study the Impact of Expanding Credit and Noncredit Courses for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2015-16. Board of Directors, Maryland Workforce Corporation, 2015-16. Member, Cost of Adequacy of Education Funding in the State of Maryland Stakeholder Group, 2016; Task Force to Study a Promise Scholarship Program in Prince George's County, 2016-17; Maryland College Collaboration for Student Veterans Commission, 2016-; Maryland 529 Board, 2016-; Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education, 2016-; Southern Regional Education Board, 2016-.
Professor, 1974-95, Provost, 1987-95, and Executive Vice-President, 1990-95, Towson University.
President, San Jose State University, 1995-2003. Member, President's Committee on Information Technologies and Learning, and Commission on Urban/Metropolitan Universities, American Association of State Colleges and Universities. Member, Commission on Educational Credit and Credentials, and Commission on Leadership and Institutional Effectiveness, American Council on Education. Member, Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (chair, program & public policy committee); John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities Advisory Board; KB Home South Bay Community Advisory Board; Rotary Club, San Jose; Arts Council, Santa Clara County. Board of Trustees, Downtown College Prep. Board of Directors, Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network. Advisory Board, Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, 2001. Board of Directors, Opera San Jose; Convention and Visitors Bureau, San Jose; San Jose Repertory Theatre; San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce; Santa Clara Manufacturing Group; Tech Museum of Innovation; Webcharity. Advisory Council, United Way Campaign, Santa Clara County, 1996. Silicon Valley Higher Education Roundtable. Honorary member, Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph Bicentennial Committee.
President, Towson University, July 1, 2003 to April 19, 2011. Board of Visitors, Towson University, 2003-11. Member, Governor's Workforce Investment Board, 2003-11; Commission to Develop the Maryland Model for Funding Higher Education, 2006-08; P-20 Leadership Council of Maryland, 2007-11.
President, University of Massachusetts System, November 1, 2011 to June 30, 2015.
Born in Biddeford, Maine, October 7, 1947. Suffolk University, B.S. (chemistry & mathematics), 1969; University of New Hampshire, Ph.D. (organic chemistry), 1974. Board of Directors, University System of Maryland Foundation, 2003-11; Greater Baltimore Committee, 2015-; Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore, 2015-. Author, Foundations of Inorganic, Organic and Biological Chemistry (1994). Co-author, Myths and Realities of Academic Administration (1990); Principles and Applications of Organic and Biological Chemistry (1995); General, Organic, and Biochemistry, (2000). Honorary Doctor of Science, Suffolk University, 1996. Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, National Hispanic University, 1997. Leadership in Excellence Award, San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce, 1999. National Hispanic University Tomas Rivera Leadership Award, 1999. Silicon Valley Top 40, 2000. Achievement Award, Italian-American Heritage Foundation, 2001. Outstanding College President's Award, All-American Football Foundation, 2001. Power 100 in Silicon Valley, 2001, 2002. University Partnership Award, National Hispanic University, 2002. Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, San Jose State University, 2004. Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, St. Joseph's College of Maine and Westfield State University, 2012. Employee Incentive Award, State of Maryland. Influential Marylander, Daily Record, 2016. Icon Honors, Daily Record, 2017. Married, four children.
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