Saval named Chair of MHEC Finance
Well-respected member will bring expert qualifications to
March 25, 2008
Maryland Higher Education Chairman Kevin O’Keefe announced today
that commissioner Paul Saval will chair MHEC’s Finance Policy
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
“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
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