ANNAPOLIS, MD – Dr. Jonathan C. Gibralter, president, Frostburg State University, and a resident of Frostburg, has been selected for the Leadership Maryland Class of 2008. Leadership Maryland is an independent, educational, non-profit organization designed to inform top-level executives, from the public and private sectors, about the critical issues, challenges and opportunities facing the state of Maryland and its regions. Gibralter is one of 52 accomplished and talented statewide leaders selected to participate in the eight-month program.
Gibralter has been president of FSU since August of 2006, having previously served as president of Farmingdale State University of New York. He is a commissioner with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and as the representatives for Maryland on the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ Council of State Representatives. He is also a charter signatory and member of the Leadership Circle of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, and he was appointed by Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley to the Greenhouse Gas and Carbon Mitigation Working Group, a sub-group of the Maryland Climate Change Commission.
Following a two-day opening retreat in April, participants will attend five two-day, and one one-day intense sessions focusing on issues, such as, economic development, education, health and human services, criminal and juvenile justice, environment, and multi-culturalism/diversity. More than 100 experts representing business, government, education, and the non-profit community will serve as panelists and guest speakers.
“The participants represent a broad spectrum of highly qualified executives from an extraordinary group of statewide applicants,” according to Nancy Minieri, president of Leadership Maryland. “After participating in a comprehensive range of experiences over the next year, these leaders will serve as important participants in the unified effort to shape Maryland’s future.” Leadership Maryland is one of 34 state leadership programs nationwide.
For further information, contact Nancy Minieri at (410) 841-2101.