There are four statutory advisory councils that were established by law and are to meet
periodically for the purpose of reviewing such matters as are referred by the Commission
or the Secretary. They may also make reports and recommendations to the Commission. The
Commission is given the authority by law to create additional advisory councils to address
MHEC Staff Contact:
Advisory Council: Membership includes
student representatives from all Maryland colleges and
universities. The Council meets monthly to discuss
current issues in higher education and provide a student
voice to the Maryland Higher Education Commission.
MHEC Staff Contact: Dr.
Miya T. Simpson
- Segmental Advisory
Council: Membership includes the chief executive officers
of each segment. They meet monthly, react to matters brought
to them by the Secretary, and refer questions and concerns
to the Secretary.
MHEC Staff Contact: Gregory FitzGerald
- Financial Assistance
Advisory Council: Membership includes fifteen members
representing all segments of higher education, high school
guidance counselors, the Student Advisory Council, and
the community-at-large. The Council meets periodically
to review and discuss student financial aid issues and
make recommendations to the Commission.
MHEC Staff Contact:
Transfer Advisory Council: Membership includes thirteen
members representing all segments of postsecondary education,
the Faculty Advisory Council, and the Maryland State Department
of Education. Ex-officio members include the Director of
Articulation for the University System of Maryland and the
Secretary of Higher Education or the Secretarys designated
representative, who serves as Chair of the Council. The
Student Transfer Advisory Council is created by the Commission
to review transfer issues and recommend policy changes as
needed. The Council reports annually to the Secretary on
the status of transfer and articulation in Maryland.
View the Student Guide to Transfer among Maryland Colleges