Students, Presidents Rally in Support of Governor's Higher Education Plan
Md. (November 1, 2007) - The higher education community of Maryland
rallied on Lawyers Mall in Annapolis Wednesday, October 31, to
express its support for Governor Martin O'Malley's proposed dedicated
revenue enhancements for higher education.
"This is a bold vision for our future," said University System of Maryland (USM) Chancellor William E. Kirwan. "They don't
just want to pay the bills and balance the budget; they want to invest
in our future, in health care and in higher education."
Students and presidents from Maryland's public and private colleges and
universities echoed the chancellor's call to support the Governor and
the Legislature in closing the state's budget deficit
while making investment in higher education a priority for Maryland.
addition to Governor O'Malley and Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown,
the following officials also joined the rally: James E. Lyons, Maryland
Secretary of Higher Education, Maryland
Higher Education Commission; Earl
Richardson, President of Morgan State University; Tina Bjarekull,
and Bret Schreiber, Vice President, of the Maryland Independent
Universities Association (MICUA); MICUA board chair Sanford Ungar,
Goucher College, and Chris Nelson, President of St. John's College; and
representatives of St. Mary's College of Maryland and the Maryland
of Community Colleges.
Photos from the rally
Contact: John Buettner