[photo, Danette G. Howard, Maryland Secretary of Higher Education] DANETTE GERALD HOWARD, Ph.D.
Secretary of Higher Education, 2012-14

Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2011-14; Governor's Subcabinet for International Affairs, 2011-14; Smart Growth Subcabinet, 2011-14; Governorís Warrior to Worker Council, 2011-14. Chair, Segmental Advisory Council, 2011-14. Member, Commission on Civic Literacy, 2011-12; Task Force to Study the Creation of a Regional Higher Education Center in Northeastern Maryland, 2011-12; College Savings Plans of Maryland Board, 2011-14; Coordinating Council for Juvenile Services Educational Programs, 2011-14; Education and Workforce Training Coordinating Council for Correctional Institutions, 2011-14; Education Coordinating Committee, 2011-14; Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, 2011-14; Governor's Commission on Hispanic Affairs, 2011-14; Maryland Longitudinal Data System Center Governing Board, 2011-14; Maryland Advisory Commission on Manufacturing Competitiveness, 2011-14; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 2011-14; P-20 Leadership Council on Maryland, 2011-14; Southern Maryland Higher Education Council, 2011-14; Southern Regional Education Board, 2011-14; Governor's Workforce Investment Board, 2011-14; Education and Curriculum Advisory Committee of Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, 2011-14. Board of Directors, Maryland Workforce Corporation, 2011-14. Chair, Task Force to Study the Impact of Adjunct Faculty on Graduation Rates at Historically Black Institutions, 2012-13 (member, 2011-12). Member, Student Transfer Advisory Committee, 2012-14. Co-Chair, Clean Energy Program Task Force, 2013-14. Chair, Task Force to Study the Impact of Expanding Credit and Noncredit Courses for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2013-14.

Howard University, B.A. (human communication studies-legal communications), summa cum laude, 1997; Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Ed.M. (administration, planning & social policy), 1998; University of Maryland College Park, Ph.D. (higher education policy & administration), 2007. Director, Office of Multicultural Affairs, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 2001-03 (coordinator, office of vice-president for student affairs, 1999-2001; coordinator of multicultural recruitment, office of undergraduate admissions). Research assistant, Race, Equity and Diversity in the South Project, University of Maryland, College Park, 2004-06. Assistant Director of Higher Education Policy, The Education Trust, 2007-08 (senior research associate, 2006). Vice-President for Policy and Mobilization, Lumina Foundation, 2014-. Board of Directors, College and Career Pathways, Inc., 2008-09 (chair, 2009-11). Member, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., 1996-. Very Important Professional, Daily Record, 2013. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2014. Married.

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