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UB Names Associate Vice President for Government Relations

January 27, 2003
Contact: University Relations
Phone: 410.837.6190

Anita Harewood Thomas, Silver Spring, has joined the staff of the University of Baltimore as the associate vice president for government relations.

Thomas was most recently the national policy adviser to former Maryland Gov. Parris Glendening. She advised the governor on national higher education and economic development issues and strategized state policy positions and advocacy. Prior to this post, she was a senior legislative adviser to the governor. She lobbied the General Assembly and testified before the House and Senate committees on higher education, public safety and housing issues.

Thomas also served as the director of government affairs for The College Fund/United Negro College Fund in Washington, D.C., and as counsel/chief legislative assistant for The Honorable Barbara A. Mikulski, U.S. Senator. She also held posts as a law clerk for the Office of Civil Motions, Superior Court of the District of Columbia, and as the assistant director of the Office of Student Affairs for the Georgetown University Law Center.

She holds a B.S. in journalism from the University of Maryland and a J.D. from Georgetown University. She is a member of several organizations including the American Association of University Women, University of Maryland Alumni Association Board of Governors, Georgetown University Alumni Admissions Committee. She is the former president of the U.S. Senate Black Legislative Staff Caucus. Thomas is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar.

In her new position at UB, she will oversee the University's state government relations activities and will serve as a liaison between the president's office and state government officials.

The University of Baltimore is an upper-division, graduate and professional university. UB-the state's career-minded university-is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the School of Law, the Yale Gordon College of Liberal Arts and the Merrick School of Business.