Recently hired presidents at Maryland colleges and universities [Pictures]
Several universities and colleges in Maryland have recently named new presidents. They include a jazz musician and a domestic violence researcher.
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Kurt Schmoke: University of Baltimore( Steve Ruark for The Baltimore Sun / May 14, 2014 )
Work highlights: dean of Howard University School of Law, 2003-2012, now interim provost and general counsel; partner in law firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in Washington, D.C., 1999-2003; mayor of Baltimore, 1987-1999; state's attorney for Baltimore City, 1982-1987; Assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Maryland, 1978-1981; assistant director of the White House Domestic Policy Staff, 1977-1978; attorney with the Piper and Marbury Law Firm, 1976-1977 and 1981-1982
Education: undergraduate degree in history from Yale University, Rhodes scholar at Oxford, Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School.
Personal: married to Dr. Patricia L. Schmoke, a practicing ophthalmologist in Baltimore; two children.