Community Development Fort Detrick Frederick MD

Elizabeth Burmaster

Before assuming her presidency at FCC, President Burmaster was the president at Nicolet College since 2009. From 2001 to 2009, she served as the elected Wisconsin State Superintendent of Public Instruction. In that capacity, she also served as president of the national Council of Chief State School Officers. Earlier in her career, President Burmaster was a teacher and principal at all levels — elementary, middle, and high school. She served on the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents, the Wisconsin Technical College System State Board, and the Governor’s Council on Workforce Development, as well as numerous national educational boards.

President Burmaster holds honorary doctorates from Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin, and Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin. Burmaster earned her Master of Science in Educational Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She also holds a Bachelor of Music with Honors in Music Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

She and her husband, John, have three adult children and three grandsons.

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The City of Frederick is proud of its long relationship with Fort Detrick, and its allied federal agencies, and the important role it plays in the economic health of our community, and its strategic role in the health and safety of our nation. Our support for the Fort Detrick Alliance, as a founding sponsor, is a natural extension as we work to forge and sustain community partnerships, between the public and private sectors, for our mutual benefit.
Mayor Michael C. O’ConnorMayorThe City of Frederick

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