[photograph of Secretary of Higher Education Johnson] KAREN R. JOHNSON, Secretary of Higher Education

Secretary of Higher Education since July 1, 2000.

Assistant attorney general, Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, 1994-95. Assistant Secretary for Regulatory Policy and Programs, Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, 1995-96. Assistant Chief of Staff, Governor's Office, 1996-98. Deputy Chief of Staff, Governor's Office, 1998-2000.

Chair, Governor's Task Force to Study the Injured Workers' Insurance Fund, 1999-2000. Member, Strategic Committee on the State Plan for Higher Education, 1999-2000.

Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2000-; Cabinet Council for Career and Technology Education, 2000-; Education Coordinating Committee, 2000-; Education Coordinating Council for Correctional Institutions, 2000-; Maryland Education Council, 2000-; Southern Regional Education Board, 2000-; Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, 2000-; Maryland Higher Education Investment Program Board, 2000-; State Information Technology Board, 2000-; Maryland Advisory Commission on Manufacturing Competitiveness, 2000-; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 2000-; Governor's Commission on Service and Volunteerism , 2000-; Western Maryland Economic Development Task Force, 2000-; Governor's Work Force Investment Board, 2000-. Chair, Segmental Advisory Council, 2000-. Member, Task Force to Study College Readiness for Disadvantaged and Capable Students, 2000-; Commission on Funding and Services for Gifted and Talented Student Education in Maryland, 2000-.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, December 3, 1963. University of Maryland Baltimore County, B.A. (political science), 1985; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1988 (editor in chief, Maryland Law Forum). Member, American, National, Maryland State, Baltimore City and Monumental City Bar Associations. Associate, Brown, Goldstein, and Levy, 1991-94; Frank, Bernstein, Conaway, and Goldman, 1988-91. Pro bono attorney, Maryland Disability Law Center, 1989-92; House of Ruth Domestic Violence Legal Clinic, 1991-93. Fellow, Leadership Academy, Maryland State Bar Association. Board of Trustees, Fountain Baptist Church.

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