Founders' Day at Bowie State University
WHAT: This year Bowie State University (BSU) celebrates its 145th anniversary as Maryland’s oldest HBCU and one of the oldest in the nation. The
BSU Founders’ Day event is at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 19, 2010. The keynote speaker is Dr. John Silvanus Wilson Jr., executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The general public is invited to the Founders’ Day celebration.
WHO: John Silvanus Wilson Jr., was appointed in 2009 by President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. As executive
director of the White House Initiative on HBCUs, Wilson works with the presidentially appointed HBCU Board of Advisors and assists the Secretary as liaison between the executive branch and HBCUs. He also works with 32 federal agencies that support HBCUs through federal grants and contracts.
Wilson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Morehouse College and a Master of Theological Studies degree from Harvard University. He also earned both master's and doctoral degrees in educational administration, planning, and social policy from Harvard University.
WHEN: Monday, April 19, 2010
10 a.m. - noon
WHERE: Bowie State University
Samuel Myers Auditorium
Martin Luther King Jr. Communication Arts Center
14000 Jericho Park Road
Bowie, Md. 20715
About Bowie State University
Bowie State University (BSU) is an important higher education access portal for qualified persons from diverse academic and socioeconomic backgrounds who seek a high quality and affordable public comprehensive university. The University places special emphasis on the science, technology, teacher education, business, and nursing disciplines within the context of a liberal arts education. For more information about BSU, visit the website at www.bowiestate.edu. For more information about the 145th anniversary visit the website at http://www2.bowiestate.edu/145/.
Tammi L. Thomas
University Relations and Marketing