Kweisi Mfume

Kweisi Mfume
Title: 
Chairman of the Board

Kweisi Mfume is a former magna cum laude graduate of Morgan State University and a past recipient of the University's Alumni of the Year Award. He has served as Chairman of the University's Board of Regents since 2012.

He currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Research America, the nation's largest not-for-profit public education and advocacy alliance working on behalf of scientific and medical research.

Before joining Research America he was Executive Director of the National Medical Association (NMA) the nation's oldest African American Physicians Medical Association.

For the last 5 years he has been the Managing Director and Principal Investigator of the Health Policy Research Consortium, a division of CTIS, Inc. in Greenbelt, Maryland,.

Kweisi Mfume was formerly a two term member of the Baltimore City Council, and a five term Member of the United States Congress. As a member of the House of Representatives he served as both Vice-Chair and later Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus.

During the Obama administration he was appointed by the Secretary of health and Human Services to the Council of the National Institute on Minority Health Disparities at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Just prior to his appointment he completed 12 years of service as a member of the Johns Hopkins University Board of Trustees.

Kweisi Mfume was formerly a member of the Board of Visitors of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, People for the American Way, the Meyerhof Scholars Advisory Board of the University of Maryland, the Senior Advisory Committee of the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government, the African American Advisory Board of PepsiCo and Big Brothers and Big Sisters

His background in broadcasting includes twenty years in radio and television. For three years he hosted the nationally syndicated and NBC/Hearst TV special "The Remarkable Journey."

He holds a Graduate degree from the Johns Hopkins University and is the recipient of eleven honorary Doctoral degrees and hundreds of other awards, proclamations and citations. His former bestselling autobiography published by Ballantine Books (Random House) New York, NY is entitled "No Free Ride."