SECRETARY LYONS APPOINTS
GEORGE W. REID, PH.D. AS ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF PLANNING AND
Annapolis, MD (December 19, 2007) --
Maryland Higher Education Secretary James E. Lyons, Sr.,
today named longtime educator George W. Reid, Ph.D., as his
new Assistant Secretary of Planning and Academic Affairs.
“I am very pleased that Dr. Reid has agreed to share his
considerable talents with us at MHEC,” Dr. Lyons said. “He
has years of experience working at institutions of higher
learning. We really hit a home run by bringing him here to
help bolster our already outstanding system of higher
education in Maryland.”
Dr. Reid received his doctorate from Howard University in
African-American History in 1975 and his A.B. and M.A.
degrees in history at North Carolina Central University from
“The opportunity to be able to work with Dr. Lyons and the
many talented staff members at MHEC is a great challenge and
new and exciting step in my career in higher education,” Dr.
Reid said. “Maryland has many great institutions of higher
learning. They are certainly a model that other states are
sure to follow.”
Dr. Reid comes to MHEC after serving as Vice President for
College Relations for College Loan Corporation (CLC), the
seventh largest company of its kind. His duties as vice
president at CLC were to develop higher education financing
business relationships and opportunities with the leaders of
all minority colleges and universities in the United States
as well as federal territories where college students can
borrow federal government loans to finance their education.
From 1998-2002, Dr. Reid was President of Kentucky State
University, one of the eight state-supported Universities in
Kentucky. During his tenure as president at KSU, Dr. Reid
supervised four vice presidents and three cabinet executives
as well as 150 full-time faculty members.
Before his presidency at KSU, Dr. Reid was founding Dean of
the University College at North Carolina Central University
(NCCU) then moved on to be Vice President for Academic
Affairs at Savannah State College (now University) from
1990-1994. From 1994-1998, Dr. Reid was appointed Dean of
the University College at the University of Cincinnati. He
then was appointed Senior Vice President for Academic and
Student Affairs at Benedict College from 1996-1998.
After being president of KSU, Dr. Reid was selected to be a
Director at the National Association for Equal Opportunity
in Higher Education (NAFEO), the association that represents
all 118 historically black colleges and universities.
Dr. Reid lives in Glenarden, MD, with his wife, Mae. He has