Gov. Ehrlich Announces Choices for USM Board of Regents


Maryland Governor Robert Ehrlich has announced his new appointments to the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. They are:

Adela Acosta

Adela Acosta is principal of Cesar Chavez Elementary School in Prince George's County. For the past decade, she has worked as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal in Maryland schools. Previously, she was a senior program specialist at the U.S. Department of Justice, working with schools and school districts on multicultural and desegregation issues. Acosta has a master's degree in education from the University of Kansas.

R. Michael Gill

Michael Gill is chairman and CEO of Hoyt Capital Corporation, a Lutherville company that provides investments and consulting services. He chairs the BB&T Regional Advisory Board and the Towson University Board of Visitors. Gill has a bachelor's degree in business administration from Towson University.

Jeremy Horine

Jeremy Horine is a sophomore at Towson University majoring in political science. He serves on the following Towson Student Government Association committees: Government Operations, Faculty Interaction, Public Relations, and Legislative Action.

Governor Ehrlich reappointed David Nevins to the board. First appointed to the board in 1999, Nevins is president and founder of Nevins & Associates, a Hunt Valley marketing and public relations firm. Currently chair of the board's Finance Committee, he is a graduate of Towson University. He also holds a master's degree in higher education administration from Johns Hopkins University.

Pending approval by the Maryland Legislature, these regent nominees will begin their terms July 1, 2004. The student regent serves a one-year term; all other regents serve five-year terms.

Leaving the board June 30 are Admiral Charles R. Larson, former superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy; William T. Wood, a trial attorney; and D. Phillip Shockley, a senior at University of Maryland, Baltimore County, majoring in information systems.

The 17-member University System of Maryland Board of Regents is the governing body for the 13-institution system.

Contact: Anne Moultrie

Phone: 301/445-2722