Black HistoryEducationLocal Sports

Bowie State President Announces Retirement

Bowie State University President Mickey Burnim has announced plans to retire in June.

Burnim’s decision to stop down caps a 40-year career in higher education, including nearly 11 years at Bowie.

“It has been a tremendous journey of service through my career of teaching and leading, but the time has come for me to transition to spending more time enjoying my family and serving the higher education and broader communities in more focused and limited ways,” Burnim said in the announcement this month at the university’s Fall Matriculation Convocation and a letter to the campus community.

Since Burnim assumed the BSU presidency in 2006, the university has boasted an increase in both freshman enrollment and graduations, most notably a 27 percent increase after graduating a record 1,180 students in the 2015-16 year.

Tags
Show More

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Washington Informer Newspaper, 3117 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE, Washington, DC, 20032, http://www.washingtoninformer.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

Back to top button

Subscribe today for free and be the first to have news and information delivered directly to your inbox.


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Washington Informer Newspaper, 3117 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE, Washington, DC, 20032, http://www.washingtoninformer.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact
Close

Adblock Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker