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March 2008 Press Release

 

 

 

Saval named Chair of MHEC Finance Policy Committee

Well-respected member will bring expert qualifications to new position

 

 

March 25, 2008

 

Maryland Higher Education Chairman Kevin O’Keefe announced today that commissioner Paul Saval will chair MHEC’s Finance Policy Committee.


The Finance Policy Committee considers and reports to the Commission on all matters relating to the operating and capital budgets of public institutions of postsecondary education in the State; the administration of State funds for nonpublic institutions of higher education; the administration and supervision of the State’s scholarship, grant-in-aid, and tuition assistance program; and the Commission’s own operating budget and financial management.


“Paul has served on the Finance Policy Committee with distinction and his leadership of the committee will ensure that MHEC continues to provide attentive and thoughtful oversight of the state’s investment in higher education,” Chairman O’Keefe said.


“Commissioner Saval is an excellent person for this chairmanship,” Higher Education Secretary James E. Lyons, Sr. said. “He brings thoughtful review of the issues and displays great commitment and terrific time management to the Finance Policy Committee and the full Commission. He is a great person to work with.”


Mr. Saval is the President of Saval Food Corporation which is comprised of two subsidiaries: Saval Foodservice which distributes food-related products to restaurants in the mid-Atlantic region and Deli Brand of America which processes food products for distribution nationwide.


He received his B.S. degree in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland a degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law and an M.B.A. from Loyola College.


Before joining Saval Foods in 1983, Mr. Saval practiced law for three years.


In addition to his service with MHEC, Mr. Saval’s other community activities have included being a member of the Baltimore County Planning Board, Chairman of the Baltimore Ethics Commission, Board Member of the Center for Poverty Solutions, Board Member of the University of Maryland and Board Member of the Children’s Cancer Foundation.


He is currently an Executive Board Member of the International Food Service Distributors Association and Board member of the Restaurant Association of Maryland.


Mr. Saval is also a Board member of Beth Israel Synagogue. He has a wife and three sons and resides in Owings Mills, MD.


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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