A Message from the President


July 19, 2022

Leadership Transition: Division of Administration and Finance

I wish to inform the campus community that Mr. Tony Savia will be retiring from Bowie State University, effective on September 1, 2022. Tony joined BSU as Vice President for Administration and Finance (VPAF) in 2018 after serving more than 30 years at the University of Maryland, College Park.  During his time at BSU, Tony has worked to streamline and improve administrative operations to enhance customer service. Included among his accomplishments are:

  • Implementation of more flexible financial practices and refined businesses processes;
  • Completion of the 2020-2030 Facilities Master plan as a guide for institutional growth;
  • Opening of the  Entrepreneurship Living Learning Community on time and on budget; and
  • Formalizing BSU as a partner with Prince George’s County to create transit-oriented development near the MARC station.

Tony will be on leave through August 31.

Effectively immediately, Mr. Mike Atkins, Assistant Vice President for Administration and Finance will serve as Interim Vice President for Administration and Finance. A search for a permanent VPAF will be announced at a later date.

Please join me in wishing Tony well and offering Mike our support during this period of transition.