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June 2009 Video Link



For immediate release: June 11, 2009                                                     Media Contact: Christopher Falkenhagen

                                                                                                                           Communications: (410) 260-4511



Maryland Higher Education Secretary Appears on Maryland Public Television's State Circle

ANNAPOLIS, MD (June 11, 2009) On May, 29, 2009, Secretary of Higher Education James E. Lyons, Sr. appeared on State Circle, Maryland Public Television's (MPT's) long-running public affairs show, and was interviewed by the show's host Jeff Salkin. 


In the seven minute interview, Secretary Lyons touched on topics including Governor Martin O'Malley's efforts at keeping a post-secondary education affordable for all students, preparing students for Maryland's workforce needs now and in the future, how to give teachers the resources and technology to teach effectively in the 21st century, Maryland's advantages in educating its students in comparison to other states and, MHEC's mission as the coordinating body for higher education in the State. 



Click here to view Secretary Lyons' interview on MPT's State Circle: http://www.mpt.org/publicsquare/statecircle/video/090529_video.cfm




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 336,000 college students in Maryland, for the State and its needs, and for business and industry in Maryland.



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