Bowie State University Presidential Search and Screening Committee to Hold Public Meeting December 5

Adelphi, MD (Nov. 28, 2016)--The Search and Screening Committee for the Bowie State University (BSU) president is holding a public meeting Monday, December 5, to hear comments from individuals interested in the search. The meeting is scheduled from 2 to 4 pm and will be in the Student Center Theater on the BSU campus.

BSU President Mickey Burnim announced in September that he will step down on June 30, 2017. University System of Maryland (USM) Chancellor Robert L. Caret appointed the search and screening committee earlier this month, naming USM Regent Linda Gooden as chair.

Facilitating the public meeting will be a representative from Greenwood-Asher and Associates, the search firm retained as consultant to the committee. Individuals interested in speaking are asked to focus their comments on two questions:

  • In terms of the Bowie State University culture, what backgrounds and experiences of the next president would suggest this person would be a good match for the institution?
  • During the next three to five years, what must the new president do to be successful?

To allow as many people to speak as possible within the scheduled two hours, each speaker will have a maximum of three minutes to deliver their remarks. Anyone interested in speaking should send a request to: Speakers who have additional comments to share with the committee and others who are unable to participate in the meeting but would like to respond to the two questions can submit written comments to the same email address.

For a campus map and driving directions to Bowie State University, please visit HERE. Parking will be available in Lots J and J1 adjacent to the Student Center.  

Bowie State University is one of the 12 institutions of the University System of Maryland. A public comprehensive university, BSU places special emphasis on the science, technology, teacher education, business, and nursing disciplines within the context of a liberal arts education. For more information about the university, visit:

Contact: Mike Lurie
Phone: 301.445.2719