Continuing a Legacy of Leadership
University of Maryland Board of Regents Appoints New BSU President
The University of Maryland Board of Regents announced the appointment of Dr. Aminta Hawkins Breaux to the position of president of Bowie State University.
“The Board of Regents is very pleased that Dr. Breaux has accepted the appointment as Bowie State’s next president,” said USM Board Chair James T. Brady. “She brings more than 35 years of a wide range of leadership experience, including in the areas of advancement and student affairs. Her higher education experiences also include academic affairs, strategic planning, enrollment management, capital planning, and budget management. She will serve the university, the USM, and the state well.”
Breaux is currently the vice president for advancement at Millersville University in Pennsylvania. Under her leadership, the school’s endowment has grown from $30 million to $40 million. She oversaw a $150 million residence hall replacement project and a $35 million redesign of the Student Union.
“I am deeply honored and delighted to be selected as the next president of Bowie State University and to have the opportunity to build on its rich history and legacy,” said Breaux. “I look forward to working with the campus and greater community—students, faculty, staff, alumni, employers, and friends—to ensure continued success for BSU.”
Breaux holds a doctoral degree in counseling psychology from Temple University, master’s degree in psychological services in education from the University of Pennsylvania, and bachelor’s degree in psychology from Temple University.
With an enrollment of more than 5,600 undergraduate and graduate students, BSU prides itself on providing real-world learning opportunities and challenging academic programs. BSU offers 41 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, two doctoral programs, and 14 graduate and advanced study certificates.
Breaux will succeed Mickey L. Burnim, who has been BSU’s president for nearly 11 years. Last September, Burnim announced his plans to retire at the end of June 2017, capping a 40-year career in higher education.
Breaux will take the helm July 1, 2017.