Moore appoints a nearly entire new membership for Maryland Higher Education Commission

Maryland Gov. Wes Moore (D) announced Monday the appointments of former college presidents, educators and nonprofit leaders to the state’s Higher Education Commission, nearly turning over the entire membership of the panel that oversees statewide higher education policies.

The governor appointed Catherine “Cassie” Motz, executive director of the CollegeBound Foundation in Baltimore, to serve as chair.

Meanwhile, the commission is under scrutiny after it approved a new business analytics doctoral program at Towson University, which the Morgan State University president said is duplicative of a program at his historically Black university.

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