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Jennifer King Rice

Daily Record Staff//April 28, 2023

Jennifer King Rice

By Daily Record Staff

//April 28, 2023


Higher Education Power ListJennifer King Rice

Senior Vice President, Provost, University of Maryland, College Park

Considered a national expert in education finance and policy, Jennifer King Rice was named senior vice president and provost at the University of Maryland, College Park in August 2021.

“With our president’s overarching commitment to excellence in all that we do, we are seizing a moment of great potential to contribute to our state and broader society in new and innovative ways,” she said at the time.

“I look forward to partnering with stellar academic colleagues and administrators to cultivate a diverse and inclusive environment where everyone has the opportunity to fully participate and succeed.”

Before being named to her current post, Rice was the dean of UMD’s College of Education and a professor of education policy at the school.

She earned her master’s degree and doctorate in education administration and social foundations from Cornell University.

A UMD Distinguished Scholar-Teacher awardee, Rice has published numerous articles and book chapters and served as co-chair of the Maryland Education Deans and Directors Council.

“In naming our next provost, I am thrilled to congratulate an esteemed researcher, a strategist, an advocate, a highly respected colleague and a fellow Terp,” UMD President Darryll J. Pines when Rice was promoted to the job.

“I am continually impressed and inspired by Dr. Rice’s extraordinary commitment to measurable impact policies and practices, diversity, equity and inclusion, and her many accomplishments as dean.”

This profile is part of The Daily Record's Higher Education Power List for 2023. Information used in this profile was sourced from the honoree. See the full list at

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