Danette Howard named interim higher education secretary

EducationColleges and UniversitiesPoliticsMartin O'MalleyBowie

Gov. Martin O'Malley has appointed Danette Howard, a former director of research analysis for the Maryland Higher Education Commission, to become the interim secretary for higher education, according to a statement released Tuesday by the governor's office.

Howard, who has spent most of her career in Maryland's colleges and universities as either a student or a researcher, takes over for Elisabeth Sachs.

Howard has written on issues of access and equity in higher education, and was an assistant director of higher education policy at the Education Trust, a Washington nonprofit. She begins the job Wednesday.

liz.bowie@baltsun.com

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