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Coppin State University

Mickey L. Burnim named Coppin State University's interim president

Mickey L. Burnim named Coppin State University's interim president

Mickey L. Burnim will serve as Coppin State University’s interim president, university system officials announced Wednesday, as a search committee looks for a permanent leader for the historically black school in West Baltimore.

Burnim will start July 1, after current Coppin State President Maria Thompson steps down at the end of June.

Burnim served as president of Bowie State University, another historically black Maryland college, from 2006 to 2017. He was also interim president of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore last summer, before its permanent president started.

“We are grateful to Mickey Burnim for his ongoing service to...

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