[photo, Calvin W. Burnett, Secretary of Higher Education] CALVIN W. BURNETT, Ph.D.
Secretary of Higher Education, 2004-07

Secretary of Higher Education, May 21, 2004 to January 31, 2007. Acting Secretary of Higher Education, January 1 to May 21, 2004.

Calvin W. Burnett, Secretary of Higher Education, 2004. Photo by Richard Lippenholz.

Member, Governor's Commission on Quality Education in Maryland, 2004-05 (subcommittee on accountability & growth). Chair, State Planning Committee for Higher Education, 2004-07; Segmental Advisory Council, 2004-07. Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2004-07; Governor's Subcabinet for International Affairs, 2004-07; Smart Growth Subcabinet, 2004-07. Member, College Savings Plans of Maryland Board, 2004-07; Coordinating Council for Juvenile Services Educational Programs, 2004-07; Education Coordinating Committee, 2004-07; Education Coordinating Council for Correctional Institutions, 2004-07; Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, 2004-07; Maryland K-16 Partnership Leadership Council, 2004-07; Maryland Advisory Commission on Manufacturing Competitiveness, 2004-07; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 2004-07; Statewide Commission on the Crisis in Nursing, 2004-05; Governor's Commission on Service and Volunteerism, 2004-07; Southern Regional Education Board, 2004-07; Governor's Workforce Investment Board, 2004-07. Co-Chair, Community College Students with Disabilities Task Force, 2005. Member, Maryland Education Council, 2005-07; Statewide Commission on the Shortage in the Health Care Workforce, 2006-07; Task Force to Convene a Summit on Civic Literacy in Maryland, 2006-07.

President, Coppin State College, 1970-2003. Member, Correctional Training Commission, 1977-2003; State Scholarship Board, 1983-89. Board of Directors, Empowerment Baltimore Management Corporation, 1996-97.

Born in Brinkley, Arkansas, March 16, 1932. St. Louis University, B.A. (biology & political science), Ph.D. (social psychology). Former research social psychologist, St. Louis State Hospital. Former director of research, Health and Welfare Council of St. Louis. Former faculty member, The Catholic University of America; Southern Illinois University. Board of Directors, Maryland Chamber of Commerce, 1991. Former president, Baltimore Area Council, Boy Scouts of America; Metropolitan Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) Board; Black-Jewish Forum of Maryland. Former board member, Baltimore Urban League; Gilman School; McDonogh School. Distinguished Alumni Award, St. Louis University, 1972. Lifetime Achievement Award, Fullwood Foundation, 2001. Distinguished Leadership Award, Huntington's Disease Society of America, 2001. Regional Visionary Award, Greater Baltimore Committee, 2002. Married; four children; four grandchildren.

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