Edith Jerry Patterson, GSEHD EdD ’93

Edith Jerry Patterson, GSEHD EdD ’93, was appointed by Gov. Martin O’Malley and approved by the MD Senate to serve on the Maryland Higher Education Commission. The twelve member board responsibilities include establishing statewide policies for Maryland public and private colleges and universities and for non-profit career schools, along with administering financial aid statewide and helping plan, supervise and coordinate the state post-secondary education system. Dr. Patterson made history in Charles County, MD when she was the first minority appointed and later elected to the county’s Board of Commissioners (County Council) from 2005-2010.

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