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Perkins, Mark L., 1949 -



A native of Richmond, Virginia, Mark L. Perkins earned a bachelor's degree from St. Andrews Presbyterian College in 1972, master's in psychometrics and research design from the University of Georgia in 1974, and earned a doctorate in psychometrics and statistics from the same institution in 1976. Prior to coming to Towson University, Mark Perkins was the Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay from 1994 to June, 2001. He held a variety of faculty and leadership positions at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia and California State University - Stanislaus. In July of 2001, Perkins became Towson’s 11th President. He appreciated the history of Towson and wanted to build on it by engaging students in a more holistic approach to education. He sought to create a program that would teach the “whole” student rather than just fulfill their basic academic needs. Known as a great fundraiser, it was hoped that Perkins could elevate Towson’s reputation and, ultimately, increase its endowment.

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Mark L. Perkins records

 Record Group
Identifier: 001-001-013

Mark L. Perkins was president of Towson University from 2001-2002. These records include information about his work before he arrived at Towson, correspondence from Perkins and associates, publications, inauguration materials, materials relating to his resignation, and a number of photographs.

Dates: 2001-2002, undated