Janice Breslin Doyle Appointed Secretary to the Board/Special Assistant to the Chancellor

Adelphi, Md. (June 28, 2006)-William E. Kirwan, chancellor of the University System of Maryland (USM), today announced the appointment of Janice Breslin Doyle as secretary to the USM Board of Regents and special assistant to the chancellor. Her appointment is effective September 1, 2006. Currently, Doyle is assistant secretary for finance policy for the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC).

In her new position at USM, Doyle will provide lead support to the board, the university system's 17-member governing body. She also will coordinate projects for the chancellor in his role as a statewide and national higher education leader.

"I am pleased to welcome Janice Doyle to my senior staff," said Chancellor Kirwan. "I am confident that her wealth of knowledge and her considerable expertise on some of the most challenging issues facing higher education will serve the University System of Maryland well."

Doyle has 30 years of successful experience in higher education in Maryland. She has worked for both governing and coordinating agencies, and for a public university. She has served as MHEC's assistant secretary for finance policy since October 2000. Her responsibilities include oversight for the offices of Finance and Facilities, Student Financial Assistance, and Grants.

Prior to her appointment as assistant secretary, Doyle was senior director of enrollment services at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She was responsible for the offices of admissions, financial aid, and scholarships.

From 1989 to 1995, she directed MHEC's State Scholarship Administration (now, the Office of Student Financial Assistance). She also has served on the advisory council to United Student Aid Funds and on the board of directors of the Maryland Higher Education Loan Corporation.

Doyle has a master's of public administration from the University of Baltimore and a B.S. in education from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Contact: Anne Moultrie
Phone: 301.445.2722
Email: amoultrie@usmd.edu