August 21, 2019
Maryland’s independent colleges and universities will have a new chief cheerleader in the 2020 General Assembly session.
Tina Bjarekull, who has led the Maryland Independent College and University Association since 2002, is retiring on Dec. 31.
The search for a new president is underway. A successor is expected to be named in September.
Bjarekull started her career in the Midwest, but has worked in the Maryland Department of Fiscal Services, as deputy superintendent for finance at the Maryland State Department of Education, and as assistant secretary of finance for the Maryland Higher Education Commission.