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Introducing The Daily Record’s 2023 Higher Education Power List

Daily Record Staff//April 28, 2023

Introducing The Daily Record’s 2023 Higher Education Power List

By Daily Record Staff

//April 28, 2023

Maryland has justly earned a reputation as home to some of the finest institutions of higher education in the nation.

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The men and women who make up our 2023 Higher Education Power List are among the reasons why.

They are presidents and other senior administrators leading their colleges and universities, policymakers charting a course for the future, advocates striving to improve access and equity, and faculty members on the cutting edge of research and the liberal arts.

They are helping guide their institutions in the ever-changing field of education. They are working for or with programs that aim to bring new technology or change to the region.

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, to serve, to teach.

This list is part of a series of Daily Record Power Lists throughout 2023 that will showcase the most powerful figures in law, politics, higher education, banking and other fields. You can find this and all our Power Lists here.

If you know of someone you think is a strong candidate for inclusion on our Power Lists, we’d love to hear from you. Just go to and tell us about the individual.

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

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See the Higher Education Power List digital edition here.

Heidi M. Anderson
University of Maryland, Eastern Shore

Gregory Ball
Vice President for Research
University of Maryland, College Park

Aminta Breaux
Bowie State University

Michel Cukier
ACES, University of Maryland, College Park

Ronald J. Daniels
Johns Hopkins University

Kent Devereaux
Goucher College

Gregory Fowler
University of Maryland, Global Campus

Linda Gooden
University System of Maryland Board of Regents

Guy Guzzone
Senate Budget Committee

Ellen Herbst
Senior Vice Chancellor
University System of Maryland

Elliot Hirshman
Stevenson College

James L. Hughes
Senior Vice President
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Bruce Jarrell
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Julia Jasken
McDaniel College

Anthony L. Jenkins
Coppin State University

Jennifer King Rice
Senior Vice President, Provost
University of Maryland, College Park

Sunil Kumar
Johns Hopkins University

Ellen J. MacKenzie
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

Ronald Nowaczyk
Frostburg State University

Dinorah Olmos
Founding President, Executive Director
Latino Education Advancement Fund

Jay Perman
University System of Maryland

Brad Phillips
Executive Director
Maryland Association of Community Colleges

Darryll J. Pines
University of Maryland, College Park

Carolyn Ringer LePre
Salisbury University

Terrence M. Sawyer
Loyola University Maryland

Kurt Schmoke
University of Baltimore

Valerie Sheares Ashby
University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Toni St. John
Executive Director
Collegetown Baltimore

David K. Wilson
Morgan State University

Marylou Yam
Notre Dame of Maryland

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