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April 2007 Press Release






Andrea E. Mansfield brings 12 years of State Policy Experience



Annapolis, MD (April 20, 2007) – Andrea E. Mansfield has been named Assistant Secretary for Finance Policy for the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC). The announcement was made by Dr. James E. Lyons, Sr., Secretary of Higher Education. Ms. Mansfield has been serving as Acting Assistant Secretary since August, 2006 and is responsible for providing oversight, direction, and guidance for the Offices of Finance and Facilities, Student Financial Assistance, and Grants. Prior to that, she served the Commission as Director of the Office of Student Financial Assistance.

“Ms. Mansfield has demonstrated through her more than 12 years of exemplary State service that she has the interest of Maryland’s citizens at heart,” said Dr. Lyons. “I am very pleased that she has agreed to continue to use her talents to benefit the higher education community.”

In 2000 Ms. Mansfield joined MHEC as Special Assistant to the Secretary where she was mainly responsible for governmental relations. She also advised and staffed the Task Force to Study College Readiness for Disadvantaged and Capable Students and worked with outside consultants to address issues of affordability and access in Maryland. She was instrumental in seeking legislative and administrative changes to financial aid programs which have proved beneficial to current and prospective college students.

Ms. Mansfield holds a BA in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Masters Degree in Policy Sciences from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

The Maryland Higher Education Commission is a 12-member coordinating board responsible for establishing statewide policies for Maryland public and independent colleges and universities and private career schools. It serves as advocate for more than 300,000 college students in Maryland, for the State and its needs, and for business and industry in Maryland.


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