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July 2008 Press Release



For immediate release: July 2, 2008
Contact: Christopher Falkenhagen
Communications: (410) 260-4511

Secretary Lyons appears on Bowie State University “President’s Forum”

(Annapolis, MD) July 2, 2008– Higher Education Secretary James E. Lyons, Sr., was a recent guest on Bowie State University’s “President’s Update.” The television program is hosted by BSU President Mickey Burnim.

Secretary Lyons discussed his position as Higher Education Secretary and Chief Executive officer of MHEC and what the agency’s role is in State government. He also discussed MHEC’s role in the BRAC re-location effort, his inspiring upbringing, work ethic, career in higher education and commitment to Governor O’Malley’s One Maryland as a member of the Governor’s cabinet.

Viewers can access the program at the website below.


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 Maryland.


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