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Governor Hogan Appoints Seven to MSU’s Governing Board

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has made seven appointments to the Morgan State University Board of Regents, the University’s governing board. Two of the seven appointees are current members of the board whose terms had expired and have been reappointed to new terms by Hogan, including Regents Linda Gilliam and Dr. Shirley Malcom.

The Governor also appointed four new board members:

Dr. Marquis T. Walker, who has been a post doctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Biological Chemistry since 2008. Dr. Walker received his Ph.D. in biological sciences at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and his baccalaureate degree in biology from Morgan State University. He has also taught biology at Howard Community College.

Shelonda Stokes, president and CEO at greiBO media, has been very involved in the life and culture of Baltimore for a number of years, including the creation of a childhood obesity and awareness program and managing the City’s African American Heritage Festival for the past several years. Stokes worked with MYCOM Mid-Atlantic, a web development and training firm, and with Hewlett-Packard. Also a graduate of Morgan State University with a degree in electrical engineering, she has been touted as one of the Baltimore Sun’s Local African American Achievers and as one of the Top 100 Women, a Top 40-under-40 and Innovator of the Year by several other publications.

Tracey L. Parker-Warren is an administrative law judge in the Office of Administrative Hearings in Baltimore. She has been an attorney with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Southern Maryland Center for Family Advocacy and an assistant state’s attorney in the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office, among others. During her career she has also been adjunct faculty at the Community College of Baltimore County and a counselor.  Parker-Warren received her law degree from the University of Baltimore Law School and attended Georgetown University Law Center. She, too, is a graduate of Morgan State University with a degree in Sociology. She is a member of the Bar in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Winston A. Wilkinson, a professional business consultant, received his Juris Doctorate from Howard University School of Law and his baccalaureate degree from Morgan State University, where he also played collegiate basketball. He has been a business owner and has held numerous other experiences throughout his career, including adjunct professor at the Univ. of Phoenix; government relations specialist in the Utah governor’s office; special assistant to the secretary of education; national director, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and; his current position as chief of staff in Governor Hogan’s Office of Community Initiatives.

A standing gubernatorial appointment to the Board is that of Student Regent, usually a senior, who will serve one term as the student representative. This year, the Governor appointed Ms. Sarai Nwagbaraocho to serve as Student Regent.

“I am delighted to welcome these new individuals to the Board of Regents. I am sure they will add their unique voices to our board as we work together to make a great university even greater,” says Morgan President David Wilson. “I extend my heartfelt gratitude to those individuals who are rotating off of the Board for their hard work, commitment and dedication over the years.”

Those members who were not reappointed to the Board of Regents include former Maryland State Senator Laurence Levitan, Dallas R. Evans, Franklin Edmonds, and Eleanor Carey.

All seven appointments by the Governor became effective on July 1, 2015. Members of Morgan’s Board of Regents have terms that expire five years after their appointment.

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Clinton R. Coleman or Larry Jones

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