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[photo, Janet Dudley-Eshbach, President, Salisbury University] JANET DUDLEY-ESHBACH, Ph.D.
President, 2000-18

President, Salisbury University, June 15, 2000 to June 30, 2018. Resigned June 30, 2018.

Instructor (Spanish), Allegheny College, 1978-79. Instructor, Assistant Professor, and Professor (Spanish & Latin American studies) Goucher College, 1978-88. Chair, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, 1988-90, Associate Vice-President for Academic Affairs, 1990-92, Professor (Spanish & Latin American studies), 1990-96, Dean of School of Arts and Sciences, 1992-93, and Provost, 1993-96, State University of New York College at Potsdam. President, Fairmont State College, 1996-2000.


Born in Baltimore, Maryland, January 18, 1953. Universidad Ibero-Americana, 1972-73; Indiana University, B.A. (Spanish & Latin American studies), 1974 (Phi Beta Kappa). Fulbright-Hays Grant, Chile, 1980. El Colegio de Mexico, Ph.D. (Hispanic Literature), 1986. Member, Project Harvest II Trade Mission, Senator Jay Rockefeller, 1997. Oxford International Round Table on Education Policy, Oxford University, 1998. Member, Greater Salisbury Committee, 2000-. Board of Directors, University System of Maryland Foundation, 2000-. Member, American Council on Education (commission on women in higher education, 2003-; committee on leadership & institutional effectiveness, 2001-03). Chair, Eastern Shore Association of Colleges, 2004-. Maryland Public Policy Conflict Resolution Fellow, Center for Dispute Resolution, University of Maryland School of Law, 2010. Member, National Association of Women in Higher Education; American Association of State Colleges and Universities. Board member, Fairmont Industrial and Credit Corporation; West Virginia High Technology Consortium; West Virginia Round Table. Co-author, Republica de Chile, a curriculum guide (1981). Founders' Day Honor Award, Indiana University, 1971-74. Phi Beta Kappa, 1974; Phi Delta Kappa, 1994. Outstanding Women in History Award, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Fairmont State College, 1997. Women of Distinction Award, Soroptimist International of the Americas, 1997. Young Leader of the Academy, Change magazine, 1998. Elizabeth Dole Shattered Glass Award, Marion County Chapter, American Red Cross, 1999. Recognition Award, Wicomico County Commission for Women, 2002. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2005, 2007, 2010 (Circle of Excellence). Award for Leading Environmental Stewardship, Newton Marasco Foundation, 2009. Maryland's Most Admired CEOs, Daily Record, 2012. Influential Marylander in Education, Daily Record, 2015, 2017. Lower Shore Woman of Distinction, Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay, 2018. Light of Literacy Award, Friends of Wicomico Public Libraries, 2018. Business Professional of the Year, Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce, 2018. Spririt of Salisbury University Award, Salisbury University, 2018. Married, two children.

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