USM Welcomes Three New Members to the Board of Regents
ADELPHI, Md. (April
4, 2008) - The
University System of Maryland (USM) welcomes three new members to the Board of
Regents. Norman R. Augustine, Dr. Frank M. Reid III, and Joshua L. Michael were
nominated to the board by Governor Martin O'Malley and confirmed in March by
the Maryland Senate. Their terms will begin July 1, 2008. Augustine and Reid replace Robert Mitchell and
Robert Pevenstein, whose five-year terms conclude this June. Michael, a
sophomore at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), will serve a one-year term as Student Regent.
Norman R. Augustine
"I am honored to welcome our
new board members and look forward to working with them in the coming years,"
said Clifford M. Kendall, board chair. "Each brings a wealth of experience and perspective
that will be invaluable to the University System of Maryland."
Norman Augustine, former
chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin, previously served as chairman and
principal officer of the American Red Cross for nine years. A recipient of the President's
National Medal of Technology and the Joint Chiefs of Staff Distinguished Public
Service Award, Augustine has a long and distinguished career in the defense
industry as well as in public service as an Assistant Secretary of the Army,
Under Secretary of the Army, and later Acting Secretary of the Army. In
addition to numerous corporate and non-profit board memberships, he has served
as a trustee of Johns Hopkins University, Princeton University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He
lives in Montgomery County.
Dr. Frank M. Reid III
Dr. Frank M. Reid III has
served as senior pastor of Bethel African Methodist
Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church in Baltimore City for the past 20 years. A
author, and teacher, Reid is a graduate of Harvard and Yale
received his doctorate in ministry from United Theological Seminary in
Ohio. His ministry has taken him to South Korea, Liberia, and England,
and he served A.M.E. congregations in Charlotte, North Carolina, and
Los Angeles before coming to Baltimore. Under Reid's leadership, Bethel
A.M.E. Church has grown in membership and become the first
A.M.E. church to have a weekly international
television broadcast. He lives in Baltimore County.
Joshua L. Michael is a rising
junior at UMBC studying political science and secondary education. He has
served as the UMBC representative to the USM Student Council since 2006 and is
currently a student commissioner on the Maryland Higher Education Commission.
From 2005 to 2006, he was a student member of the Maryland State Board of
Education. Michael has also spent two summers as an intern in the Maryland
State Department of Education's Office of Academic Policy. He is from Howard County.
Joshua L. Michael
As USM's governing body, the Board of Regents is responsible for the system's
academic, administrative, and financial operations. In addition, the board
formulates policy and appoints the USM chancellor and the presidents of the
system's 13 institutions.
For more information about
the board, visit http://www.usmd.edu/regents.
Contact: John Buettner