Fielder vice president at Towson University

Maryland Watch

January 07, 1999

James D. Fielder Jr., former acting secretary of Maryland's economic development department, has been named vice president for administration and finance at Towson University, the university said yesterday.

Fielder, who has a doctorate in higher-education administration, spent several years at Maryland's Department of Business and Economic Development, most of it as deputy to Secretary James T. Brady. He took over as acting chief when Brady resigned last year.

Fielder left the department when Gov. Parris N. Glendening declined to name him permanent secretary and instead chose BT Alex. Brown Inc. executive Richard C. Mike Lewin.

Fielder "has broad experience with the state, with business and in higher education," Towson President Hoke Smith said. "He combines senior-level management experience, solid analytical skills and a commitment to higher education in Maryland."

At the department, Fielder was responsible for a $111 million budget and 326 employees. Before joining the department, he was director of economic development for Harford County.

Pub Date: 1/07/99

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