Please join the UMD College of Education for the 2nd annual Dean's Lecture on Education and Society on April 29, 2019 from 4:30 to 6 pm. A reception will follow from 6 to 7 pm.
Chancellor Emeritus of the University System of Maryland William E. "Brit" Kirwan will present:
Equity and Excellence in Maryland Education
The Dean's Lecture Series on Education and Society features prominent leaders in education discussing some of the most important issues in the field, sparking important dialogue on challenges, opportunities, and research developments in education.
College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, General Vessey Ballroom
3501 University Blvd East, Hyattsville, MD 20783
Complimentary parking available onsite
Chancellor William E. “Brit” KirwanWilliam E. “Brit” Kirwan is chancellor emeritus of the University System of Maryland (USM). He is a recognized authority on critical issues facing higher education. He served as chancellor of USM for 13 years (2002-2015), president of the Ohio State University for four years (1998-2002) and president of the University of Maryland, College Park for 10 years (1988-1998).
Currently, Dr. Kirwan chairs the Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences and serves as executive director of Transforming Post-Secondary Education in Mathematics. He also chairs the Maryland Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education, appointed by Governor Hogan.
Dr. Kirwan is past chair of, among other boards, the American Council for Higher Education, the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities, and the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics.
Among Dr. Kirwan's many honors is the 2010 TIAA-CREF Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence. In 2009, he received the Carnegie Corporation Leadership Award. He was recently inducted into the Maryland Business and Civic Leaders Hall of fame and was elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2002.
Dr. Kirwan received his bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of Kentucky in 1960 and his master's and doctoral degrees in mathematics from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, in 1962 and 1964 respectively.