Alexia Van Orden, ’06 History and ’09 M.P.P, Appointed to Maryland Higher Education Commission

Public Policy Ph.D. student Alexia Van Orden has been appointed the student commissioner on the Maryland Higher Education Commission by Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley. The Maryland Higher Education Commission is a 12-member coordinating board responsible for establishing statewide policies for Maryland public and independent colleges and universities and private career schools. In serving her one-year term as student commissioner, shd will represent the more than 337,000 college students in Maryland.

Van Orden graduated from UMBC in 2006 with a B.A. in History, and received her M.P.P. from UMBC in 2009. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. with a concentration in educational policy.

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