Higher Education Secretary to
receive prestigious award
100 Black Men of Maryland to honor Lyons
for years of service
Annapolis, MD (February 14, 2008)
Higher Education Secretary James E. Lyons, Sr., will be
receiving a prestigious award from a well-respected organization
that advocates for education and youth development for the young
people of Maryland.
100 Black Men of Maryland, Inc., will present Secretary Lyons
with one of two Heritage Awards on February 18, 2008.
“I am very honored and humbled to be receiving this recognition
from such a prestigious organization whose mission is help our
youth,” Secretary Lyons said. “I have committed my adult life to
enhancing higher education and have continued to do so as
Maryland’s Secretary of Higher Education under the great
leadership of the O’Malley/Brown administration.
“I’ve never done this for personal gain. I’ve done this because
it is very personal to me. It gives me great pleasure to work
with students of all ages seeking to better themselves and their
communities through higher education. I am pleased that the
O’Malley Brown administration share this vision which is why it
is an honor to be a part of this bold, innovative team.”
Governor O’Malley picked Secretary Lyons to be his Higher
Education chief after a national search.
Proceeds from the Heritage Luncheon will be used to support 100
Black Men of Maryland’s Youth Development and College Access
Programs. The event will be held at the Bonefish Grill located
at 10906 Boulevard Circle, Owings Mills, MD 21117.
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 an
advocate for more than 325,000 college students in Maryland, for
the State and its needs, and for business and industry in