[photo, William E. Kirwan, Chancellor, University System of Maryland] WILLIAM E. (BRIT) KIRWAN, Ph.D.
Chancellor & Chief Executive Officer, 2002-15
Acting Chancellor, 1982

Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer, University System of Maryland, August 1, 2002 to June 30, 2015. Retired June 30, 2015.

Chancellor Emeritus and Regents Professor of Mathematics, University System of Maryland, 2015-.

Member, Asbestos Oversight Committee, 2002-15; Hall of Records Commission, 2002-15; Procurement Advisory Council, 2002-15; Segmental Advisory Council, 2002-15. Board of Directors, Maryland Medical System Corporation, 2002-15. Member, College Savings Plans of Maryland Board, 2003-15; Southern Regional Education Board, 2003-15; Climate Change Commission, 2007-15; P-20 Leadership Council of Maryland, 2007-15 (executive committee; college success task force, 2009-10; task force on arts education in maryland schools, 2013-15); Maryland Economic Development Commission, 2009-15; International Advisory Council, Dept. of Business and Economic Development, 2009-15; Maryland Green Purchasing Committee, 2010-15. Chair, Maryland Longitudinal Data System Center Governing Board, 2010-15. Board of Advisors, Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland School of Medicine. Member, Student Transfer Advisory Committee, 2012-15; Task Force to Study the Impact of Expanding Credit and Noncredit Courses for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2013-15; Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative Fund Authority, 2014-15; Maryland Subcabinet for Public-Private Partnerships, 2013-15; Coast Smart Council, 2014-15.

Assistant Professor, 1964-68, Associate Professor, 1968-72, Professor, 1972-98, Chair, Department of Mathematics, 1977-81, Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs, 1981-88, Acting Chancellor, 1982, Provost, 1986-88, Vice-President for Academic Affairs, 1988, University of Maryland, College Park.

President, University of Maryland, College Park, 1989-98 (acting president, 1988-89). Member, Governor's Science Advisory Council, 1991-93, 1995-96; Teacher Education Task Force, 1991-94; Advisory Committee on Manufacturing, 1992-94; Governor's Commission on Competitive Forces Facing Maryland's Horse Racing Industry, 1994-95; Maryland Higher Education Investment Board, 2002-03; State Information Technology Board, 2002-04. Board of Directors, Regional Education Service Agency of Appalachian Maryland, 2002-06. Member, Task Force to Study Efficiency in Procurement, 2003; Governor's Commission on the Development of Advanced Technology Business, 2003-04; State Planning Committee for Higher Education, 2004; Task Force to Implement Holocaust, Genocide, Human Rights and Tolerance Education, 2005-08; Task Force on Minority Participation in the Environmental Community, 2006-07; Commission to Develop the Maryland Model for Funding Higher Education, 2006-08; Blue Ribbon Commission to Study Retiree Health-Care Funding Options, 2006-09; Workforce Creation and Adult Education Transition Council, 2008. Chair, College Board Commission on Access, Admissions, and Success in Higher Education, 2008-09. Chair, Advisory Board, College Board Advocacy and Policy Center. Board of Directors, Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Member, Task Force to Explore the Incorporation of the Principles of Universal Design for Learning into the Education Systems in Maryland, 2010-11; Joint Legislative and Executive Commission on Oversight of Public-Private Partnerships, 2010-12; Task Force to Study the Creation of a Regional Higher Education Center in Northeastern Maryland, 2011-12; Task Force to Study the Impact of Adjunct Faculty on Graduation Rates at Historically Black Institutions, 2011-13; Southern Maryland Higher Education Council, 2011-14.

President and Professor, Ohio State University, 1998-2002.

Chair, Citizens Advisory Committee, Board of Education, Prince George's County.

Chair, Mathematical Sciences in the Year 2000 Committee, National Research Council, 1989. Member, National Commission on Mathematics and Science Teaching for the 21st Century, 1999-2000; Blue Ribbon Panel of the National Dialogue on Student Financial Aid, The College Board, 2001-02; National Visiting Committee for the National Science Digital Library, 2002-05; President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, 2002-09; Higher Education and Workforce Board, National Research Council, 2009-15; National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity, 2010-14.

Member, President's Advisory Council, Baltimore City Community College, 2015-. Chair, Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education, 2016-.

Born in Louisville, Kentucky, April 14, 1938. University of Kentucky, A.B., 1960; Rutgers University, M.S., 1962, Ph.D., 1964. Visiting lecturer, Royal Holloway College, University of London, 1966-67. Program Director, National Science Foundation, 1975-76. Member, Greater Baltimore Committee, 1989-. Board of Directors, Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs, 1990-94; World Trade Center Institute, 1990-. Member, Executive Committee, Greater Washington Board of Trade, 1992-; Council for International Exchange of Scholars (Fulbright Program), 1994-. President's Roundtable, Ford Foundation, 1996-. Vice-Chair, Advisory Committee, Directorate for Education and Human Resources, National Science Foundation, 1998-99. Board of Directors, Maryland Citizens for the Arts. Board of Directors, American Association of Colleges and Universities, 1998-2000. Board of Directors, National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, 2000- (council of presidents, 2001-; vice-chair, commission on human resources & social change, 1998-2001; chair, commission on international affairs, 1999-2001; past chair, commission on oceans & atmosphere). Member, Kellogg Commission on the Future of State and Land-Grant Universities, 1998-2000 (chair, millennium subcommittee). Chair, Board of Directors, National Collegiate Athletic Association, 2000-. Executive Committee, Business-Higher Education Forum, 2000- (diversity initiative task force, 2000-); National Visiting Committee, National Science Foundation, 2002-. Board of Directors, Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore, 2002-. Chair, Board of Directors, American Council on Education, 2004- (member, 2000-). Co-Chair, Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, 2007- (member, 2006-). Member, Council of Presidents, Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, 2007-. Chair, Advisory Committee, College Board Advocacy and Policy Center, 2010-. Board of Directors, Maryland Business Roundtable for Education. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi; Mathematical Association of America. Co-editor, Advances in Complex Analysis (1976). Editor, Proceedings of American Mathematical Society, 1977-85. Member, Council, American Mathematical Society, 1979-84; Committee on Professional Values, Recognition, and Rewards, Joint Policy Board for Mathematics, 1991-93. Chair, Prince George's County United Way Campaign, 1996. Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2002. Officer in the Order of Leopold II, Belgium Government, 1989. Distinguished Alumnus, University of Kentucky, 1989. Honorary President, Sino-American Cultural Society, 1993. International Leader of the Year, World Trade Center Institute, 1997. First Citizen Award, Maryland Senate, 1998. Hall of Distinguished Alumni Award, Rutgers University, 2000. Speaker's Medallion, House of Delegates, 2007. Reginald H. Jones Distinguished Service Award, National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, 2008. Health Services Leadership Award, Baltimore Area Council, Boy-Scouts of America, 2008. Influential Marylanders in Education, Daily Record, 2008. Academic Leadership Award, Carnegie Corporation, 2009. Carter G. Woodson Education Award, Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Baltimore, 2009; Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence, Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association - College Retirement Equities Fund (TIAA - CREF), 2010. Public Service Award, Maryland Chamber of Commerce, 2012. Hall of Fame, Baltimore Sun, 2017. Married; two children, three grandchildren.

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