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Manning named chairman of MICUA

Kevin ManningDr. Kevin J. Manning, president of Stevenson University, has been elected chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Maryland Independent College and University Association.

Others elected to the board include: vice chairman — Roger Casey, president of McDaniel College; secretary/treasurer — Weymouth Spence, president of Washington Adventist University; and Capital Projects Committee Chairman — Michael Wood, president of Capitol College.

MICUA is a member-driven organization devoted to serving the interests of independent higher education and supporting the work of campus leaders throughout the state. Established in 1971, the association provides services to foster cooperative efforts among its member institutions and all segments of higher education. As the voice of independent higher education in Maryland, MICUA seeks to inform the broader public about its member institutions and the vital importance of independent colleges and universities to the future of our State and nation.

Manning has spent more than 42 years in higher education. Completing his 13th year as president of Stevenson University, he has overseen more than a decade of active growth and transformation at the institution, more than doubling the size of its student body as well as creating a residential university with a second campus in the northwest suburbs of Baltimore. He began his career as a faculty member at Webster University and has worked at a number of institutions including Washington University, Ohio State University, Elizabethtown College, and Immaculata University before becoming president of Stevenson in 2000.

Manning received his doctorate in educational administration from Ohio State University, his master’s from Shippensburg University, and his bachelor’s degree from Webster University in St. Louis. He has focused his career on strategic planning and innovation, higher education marketing, and bringing career development and academic learning closer together in the college educational experience. He has served on numerous community and business boards and currently serves on the Governor’s P-20 Leadership Council of Maryland and on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.