Kurt L. Schmoke, Esq., ChairKurt L. Schmoke, Esq., was born in Baltimore. Attended Baltimore public schools; Baltimore City College; Yale University, B.A. (history), 1971. Oxford University (Rhodes Scholar), Dipl., 1973; Harvard University School of Law, J.D., 1976. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1976; Mayor of Baltimore, Maryland, 1987-99. Currently, he is President, University of Baltimore since July 7, 2014.Rosemary Gillett-Karam, Ph.D., Vice ChairDr. Gillett-Karam is professor and program director of the School of Education and Urban Studies for the Department of Advanced Studies at Morgan State University. She previously served as President of Louisburg College in North Carolina. She earned her Ph.D. in Educational Administration and Higher Education Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.John Carroll Weiss III (J. C. Weiss III)Mr. J. C. Weiss was born in Baltimore. Professor Weiss is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Baltimore with a vast amount of venture capital industry experience and passion for social entrepreneurship. His professional experience includes founding and co-founding several organizations and businesses, served in their leadership positions and successfully leading one of those firms company through a public stock offering and listing on the NASDAQ.Maria Tildon, Esq.Ms. Maria Harris Tildon Is senior vice president of Public Policy and Community Affairs at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (BCBS) where she has also served as vice president of corporate communications and senior vice-president of external affairs. Prior to joining BCBS, Ms. Tildon served as deputy director of the Office of Public Affairs and other executive positions at the U.S. Department of Commerce. She earned a B.A. in International Relations from Boston University and her J.D. from American University, Washington School of Law.Jason Perkins-Cohen (Ex-Officio)Mr. Perkins-Cohen was born in Baltimore and holds a Bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis and a Master’s degree in Policy Analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Mr. Perkins-Cohen developed and assisted in the creation of a wide range of workforce programs both sector-specific and targeted to those that have barriers to employment. Mr. Perkins-Cohen is currently the Director of the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development (MOED).Dr. Rachel PfeifferDr. Pfeiffer is the Executive Director of College and Career Readiness
for Baltimore City Public School Systems. This unit of BCPSS promotes a culture of student engagement and motivation, success in rigorous academic programming and career pathways, and successful transition to college and other postsecondary opportunities.Ferdinand O. Anokwuru
A member of several committees Including the Incident Management Advisory Committee (IMAC), which serves as an official administrative hearing in the college. Ferdinand plays an active role on campus as a member of many organizations including the college board’s Audit and Marketing Committee, Environmental Science Club student advisor, and member of the History, Anthropology and Sociology Club. He is a Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society member. His major is Arts and Science Transfer, with a focus in the health care and he maintains a 3.6 GPA.