Loyola Marymount University

Janice H. Wilcox

Janice H. Wilcox

Janice H. Wilcox, former chief of staff for higher-education programs at the U.S. Department of Education and founder and CEO of Education Resources Group, died June 26 of neuroendocrine disease at her Towson home.

She was 73.

"Janice was the founder of the Patuxent Women's Coalition, and I was a member long before I became a City Councilwoman," said Sharon Green Middleton. "She touched my life, and I will always be grateful to her. She was the kind of person who did the little things in life well."

The daughter of Robert Horde Sr., a cabdriver, and Gertrude Baker Horde, a homemaker, Janice Horde was born in Baltimore and raised in West...