Goslee, Hoffman Appointed to UMES Board

  • Wednesday, November 11, 2009

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore announced the recent appointment of two new members, Gladys Goslee and Alicia Hoffman, to the Board of Visitors for a three-year term on the recommendation of President Thelma B. Thompson.

    Goslee, GladysGoslee is a retired Wicomico County teacher.  She taught French at Parkside High School until 2001.  During her career in education, she was recognized as the 1999 Wicomico County Teacher of the Year and a Maryland State finalist.  Goslee received the 1995 Outstanding Foreign Language Teacher award by the Maryland Foreign Language Association and was awarded The Friend of Children and The Friend of Education.  She currently works contractually with the Wicomico County Board of Education as a mentor for new teachers.

    Her involvement in the community is extensive.  She is a corporate and past board member of the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore.  She is a member of Delta Sigma Omega Chapter of Alpha Sorority, the Princess Anne Chapter of The Links Inc., The Order of Eastern Star and The Order of The Golden Circle.

    She received her bachelor's degree in teaching in English and French from Saint Augustine's College in Raleigh, N.C.  She attended Hampton University, Virginia State University, Institutes of Foreign Study and the University of Maryland College Park for graduate studies.

    She and her husband reside in Salisbury.

    Hoffman, AliciaAlthough Hoffman is new to the Board of Visitors, she is not new to UMES, as she served five years on the University of Maryland System Board of Regents as the Eastern Shore representative.

    Hoffman served on the Maryland Higher Education Commission from 2004-05.  Before retiring in 1998, she served as senior executive in the U.S. Department of Education.   Her previous positions include director of school improvement programs in the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education; director of the Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs; deputy assistant secretary for civil rights; and director of the Horace Mann Center, where she managed career development programs for Department of Education employees, including senior executives.

    As a result of her impressive career, Hoffman is the recipient of the Senior Executive Presidential Rank Award, the highest performance award of the U.S. Civil Service, and she was listed among the 25 Top Latinas in Education in the U.S. by Hispanic Magazine in 2005.

    She earned a Master of Education degree in foreign language teaching and linguistics from the University of Maryland College Park.

    She resides in Dorchester County where she is a member of the Dorchester County Arts Center Board.

    The purpose of the Board of Visitors is to advance the mission of the university by providing advice to the president on issues related to community relations, institutional development, governmental issues and alumni affairs. 

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    Gail Stephens, assistant director, UMES Office of Public Relations, 410-651-7580, gcstephens@umes.edu.