higher education

Jun 8, 2022

USM looks to adjust pay scales following $15 minimum wage

To address wage compression caused by the University System of Maryland raising its minimum wage to $15, the system is planning to adjust nonexempt staff pay scales. Nonexempt, hourly positions within the USM are sorted into “pay grade” categories that denote the minimum amount that role can be paid, the maximum it can be paid, and […]

Apr 29, 2022

Introducing The Daily Record’s 2022 Power 30 Higher Education

Maryland has justly earned a reputation as home to some of the finest institutions of higher education in the nation. The men and women who make up our second annual Power 30 Higher Education List are among the reasons why. They are presidents and other senior administrators leading their colleges and universities, policymakers charting a […]

Apr 29, 2022


MARYLOU YAM PRESIDENT NOTRE DAME OF MARYLAND The 14th president of Notre Dame of Maryland, Marylou Yam works to provide leadership that fosters an academic environment of excellence, inclusivity and access. Over her tenure she has led the university to develop two five-year strategic plans. Yam, who has held this position for almost eight years, […]

Apr 29, 2022


DAVID K. WILSON PRESIDENT MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY David K. Wilson has spent 12 years as the president of Morgan State University and has more than 30 years’ experience in higher education administration. During Wilson’s time at the university, Morgan State has seen the highest graduation rates in the university’s history and an above 70% second-year […]

Apr 29, 2022


BONNIE STEIN CHAIR USM FOUNDATION Bonnie Stein has served five years as the chair of the University System of Maryland Foundation and 12 overall on the board. Throughout her tenure, she has worked to ensure that the foundation’s Board of Trustees is representative of the student populations in USM universities and “more diverse and inclusive […]

Apr 29, 2022


RALPH D. SEMMEL DIRECTOR JOHNS HOPKINS APPLIED PHYSICS LABORATORY The director of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Ralph Semmel leads more than 8,000 people in the effort to solve the nation’s “most pressing technical and analytical challenges.” The eighth person to hold this position in APL’s 80-year history, Semmel has been with APL in […]

Apr 29, 2022


KURT SCHMOKE PRESIDENT UNIVERSITY OF BALTIMORE Kurt Schmoke has served as the president of the University of Baltimore for eight years, helping students, faculty and staff understand the present challenges facing the school and future opportunities that await it. Schmoke appreciates tradition while accepting change, something he believes is an important skill to have in […]

Apr 29, 2022


KIM SCHATZEL PRESIDENT TOWSON UNIVERSITY A well-timed career change offered her new challenges and a fresh perspective for Kim Schatzel. She took the jump from a more than 20-year career in the technology and advanced manufacturing sectors to pursue positions in the education field, and now, as the 14th president of Towson University, Schatzel is […]

Apr 29, 2022


TERRENCE M. SAWYER PRESIDENT LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MARYLAND Though Terrence Sawyer has only served as the president of Loyola University Maryland for four months, he has been with the college in numerous roles since 1998, when a mentor brought him to Loyola to be the special assistant to the president for government and community. That mentor, […]

Apr 29, 2022


DARRYLL J. PINES PRESIDENT UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, COLLEGE PARK Darryll Pines has spent the past two years as president of the University of Maryland, College Park, working with and educating students, conducting research and collaborating with industry and government leaders to advance solutions to the problems facing the world. “I work to reimagine the future […]

Apr 29, 2022


JAY PERMAN CHANCELLOR UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF MARYLAND As chancellor of the University System of Maryland, Jay Perman helps people achieve their full potential, something he describes as the most important aspect of his job. “Too many people underestimate what they do, and what they can do,” Perman said. “And that’s a waste.” But Perman has […]

Apr 29, 2022


DINORAH OLMOS FOUNDING PRESIDENT, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR LATINO EDUCATION ADVANCEMENT FUND (LEAF) As the founding president and CEO of the Latino Education Advancement Fund, Dinorah Olmos coaches, educates and empowers first- generation Latino Spanish-speaking parents on how the local educational system works in order to cultivate a home atmosphere that fosters lifelong academic success. “Working wi[...]

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