Dr. Antoinette A. Coleman to Join USM As Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Adelphi, Md. (July 25, 2017) -- The University System of Maryland (USM) welcomes Antoinette A. Coleman, Ph.D. as its next associate vice chancellor for academic affairs, starting at USM on August 7, 2017.

Reporting to USM Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs Joann Boughman, Coleman's portfolio of responsibilities as associate vice chancellor will include working closely with provosts of the 12 USM institutions; the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC); leadership of the community colleges and independent colleges and universities; and the Maryland State Department of Education. She will also work with members of the offices of admissions, advising, transfer, records and registration, and financial aid of all USM institutions.

Coleman has more than 25 years of experience in public institutions of higher education. Since January 2011, she has served Morgan State University as its assistant vice president for academic affairs and professor of social work.

At Morgan State, she provided leadership to all disciplines for academic program development, approval, and review; faculty policies and procedures; and professional development. She also ensured academic programs' compliance with policies and regulations, and provided leadership during Morgan State's accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Coleman has also served as dean and professor in the College of Professional Studies at Bowie State University and in various capacities at Norfolk State University and Coppin State University.

"I am thrilled and honored to be joining the Academic and Student Affairs team at the University System of Maryland Office, and I am looking forward to working with all of Maryland's public institutions of higher education as we continue to serve the wonderful students of our state," Coleman said.

As associate vice chancellor, she also will provide written briefs, recommendations, and other support on critical and strategic issues including (but not limited to) transfer, articulation, enrollment management, and financial aid.

"We are excited about Antoinette's arrival," Boughman said. "In her broad range of experiences and expertise across segments of higher education, she has proven to be an effective collaborator, leader, and facilitator of change. She will enhance the important work being done in academic and student affairs across the USM."

Coleman will succeed Associate Vice Chancellor Teri Hollander, who is retiring from the USM on Sept. 30 after a distinguished career in higher education administration with the USM Office and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

"During a span of 37 years within the University System of Maryland, Teri has earned the respect and admiration of many within higher education, K-12, and state government. Her commitment to those stakeholders and students is unparalleled. She will be greatly missed," Boughman said.

Coleman earned her B.A. in sociology (summa cum laude) from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, her master of social work in clinical social work from the University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB), and her Ph.D. (social work administration, policy, and research) from UMB.

Contact: Mike Lurie
Phone: 301.445.2719
Email: mlurie@usmd.edu