[photo, Reginald S. Avery, President, Coppin State University] REGINALD S. AVERY, Ph.D.
President, 2008-13

President, Coppin State University, January 14, 2008 to January 22, 2013. Resigned January 22, 2013.

Board of Visitors, Coppin State University, 2008-13. Member, Task Force to Study the Impact of Adjunct Faculty on Graduation Rates at Historically Black Institutions, 2011-13.

Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Western Michigan University, 1973-76; College of Human Services, University of Massachusetts at Boston, 1977-79. Associate Professor, Graduate School of Social Work, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 1979-86; College of Social Work, University of Tennessee, 1987-93. Director, School of Social and Community Services, College of Health and Human Services, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 1993-96. Founding Dean and Professor, School of Professional Programs, Benedict College, 1996-98. Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Kentucky State University, 1998-2000. Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Alma College, 2000-03. Executive Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of South Carolina Upstate, 2003-07 (acting chancellor, 2006-07).

Born in Greenville, South Carolina, 1946. North Carolina A & T State University, B.A. (sociology); George Williams College, Aurora University, M.S.W.; Brandeis University, Ph.D., 1980. Member, Council on Social Work Education, 1980-2000; National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education, 1998-2000; Society for College and University Planning, 2000-. Board of Directors, Greater Baltimore Urban League, 2008-. Member, President's Advisory Committee of Greater Baltimore Committee, 2008-. Board of Directors, United Way of Central Maryland, 2009-12. Maryland Public Policy Conflict Resolution Fellow, Center for Dispute Resolution, University of Maryland School of Law, 2012. Member, American Council on Education; American Association for Higher Education; Association of American State Colleges and Universities; Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities; Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Married; three children, two grandchildren.

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