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Introducing The Daily Record’s Power 30 Higher Education

There are few, if any, fields of endeavor more critical to Maryland’s future than higher education. The task of preparing a new generation of citizens with critical thinking abilities, the temperament for lifelong learning and the skills to enter a globally competitive workplace grows more challenging every year.

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Thomas Baden Jr.

On top of all of that, we saw year two of a global pandemic that made in-class instruction difficult (sometimes impossible) and posed financial and technological obstacles unthinkable only months earlier.

Many of the women and men leading our institutions of higher education, as well as teachers, policymakers and advocates, rose to this challenge. They are the 30 individuals you will meet in this special publication, The Daily Record’s inaugural Power 30 Higher Education List.

This list was chosen by our editorial team. We reached out to readers and others for input and perspective.Many of the Power 30 are familiar to all of us, but some are known only inside their organizations or communities.

In these pages we explore how these leaders view the higher education landscape, how it now exists and what it may look like in the future. And we’ve tried to provide a glimpse into the kind of people they are, what drives them to excel and to serve.

The Daily Record’s Power 30 Higher EducationThis list is part of a series of Power Lists throughout 2021 that will showcase the most powerful figures in law, higher education, manufacturing and other fields. It was preceded by our Power 100 List, which focused on the most powerful women and men across Maryland.

At the end of the year, we’ll offer a special Power Book that pulls these lists together and provides other information about critical sectors of Maryland’s economy.

You can find this and all our Power Lists on our website, TheDailyRecord.com.

We hope you enjoy this publication, and we welcome your feedback and suggestions.

Thomas Baden Jr.
Editor

See the Power 30 Higher Education digital edition here.

Joann Boughman
Senior Vice Chancellor
USM

Aminta Breaux
President
Bowie State University

Kirsten Brinlee
Executive Director
Baltimore Collegetown Network

Tita Chico
President
Maryland AAUP

Ronald J. Daniels
President
Johns Hopkins University

Todd Eberly
Political Scientist
St. Mary’s College

Gregory Fowler
President
University of Maryland Global Campus

Linda Gooden
Chair
USM Board of Regents

Michael Greenberger
Founder, Director
UM CHHS

Freeman Hrabowski III
President
University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Bruce Jarrell
President
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Jennifer King Rice
Senior VP, Provost
University of Maryland, College Park

Barbara Kline Pope
Director
Johns Hopkins University Press

Mileah Kromer
Director
Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center

Sumil Kumar
Provost
Johns Hopkins University

Sandra Kurtinitis
President
CCBC

Maggie McIntosh
State Delegate
Maryland General Assembly

Cassie Motz
Executive Director
College Bound Foundation

Ronald Nowaczyk
President
Frostburg State University

Dinorah Olmos
Founding President, Ex. Director
Latino Education Advancement Fund

Jay Perman
Chancellor
University System of Maryland

Darryll J. Pines
President
University of Maryland, College Park

James Rosapepe
State Senator
Maryland General Assembly

Kim Schatzel
President
Towson University

Kurt Schmoke
President
University of Baltimore

Mary Pat Seurkamp
Chair
Maryland Higher Education Commission

Bonnie Stein
Chair
USM Foundation

Charles A. Wight
President
Salisbury University

David K. Wilson
President
Morgan State University

Christy Wyskiel
Executive Director
Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures