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Dean of Student Life / Director Career Development Center

Email:          Phone: (301) 860-3828

As the Dean of Student Life / Director of the Career Development Center, April Johnson manages the direction, coordination, staff supervision and implementation of policies and procedures for the following areas: Student Activities, Student Government, Student Leadership, Greek Life, Student Organizations, Commuter Student Services and the Career Development Center. As a senior team member for the Vice President of Student Affairs, she assists the division in creating a culture of organizational effectiveness, by developing and implementing learning objectives and outcome assessments, working with key faculty and staff to support campus wide student success and retention efforts, and implementing methods that provide personal and professional development opportunities for staff. In addition, she serves as the career center’s liaison to the College of Education.

Ms. Johnson's summary of qualifications includes ten years of experience in Student Affairs administration, policy development, fiscal management, and strategic planning, as well as, 22 years of successful experience in managing, developing, facilitating, and evaluating Career Services. She is a Nationally Certified Counselor and Distance Credentialed Counselor with 13 years teaching experience in Higher Education.

Prior to her arrival at Bowie State University, she served as Director of Career Services at McDaniel College; Assistant Director of Career Services at the University of Maryland University College; Career Development Coordinator and Psychology Department Adjunct Faculty at Anne Arundel Community College; and Assessment Facilitator for the Baltimore City's Mayor's Office of Employment Development.

Ms. Johnson is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Education in Higher Education Leadership & Innovation at Wilmington University. She received her Specialist in Education (Ed.S.) and Master of Science (M.S.) from The Florida State University and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.



Coordinator of Student Activities, Office of Student Life

Email:  Phone:  (301) 860-3812                                                                                                   

Thomasina Boardley is the Coordinator of Student Activities.  Ms. Boardley has worked at Bowie State University since August of 2008.  She started as the Athletics Academic Counselor and became the Compliance Officer in January of 2010.  Prior to her arrival at Bowie State University, she was the Special Educational Instructional Team Leader at River Hill High School in Howard County, Maryland, Special Education Department Chair and Special Education Teacher at High Point High School in Prince George's County, Maryland.

Thomasina enjoys helping others, working with students and coaching cheerleading. Ms. Boardley is currently coaches the Golden Girls at BSU for the past 5 years. 

Thomasina resides in Crofton, MD with her husband Tyrone, and daughters, Taylor and Tori.  She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Special Education from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.



Director of Student Leadership, Office of Student Life

Email:  Phone:  (301) 860-3809

As coordinator for Commuter Affairs and Student Leadership, Sharon Glaster develops, designs and manages student leadership training and development opportunities and activities that are available for all students.  These exercises and activities are delivered through a variety of formats to include assessments, workshops, conferences, discussions, and speakers series. 

In addition, Sharon Glaster, coordinates the planning, development and implementation of programs and services that cater to the Bowie State University diverse commuter student population.  These programs and services are designed to enhance the commuter experience, promote commuter involvement on campus and provide leadership opportunities for commuter students.

Sharon Glaster has worked for Bowie State University for over 15 years.

Sharon Glaster attended Wake Forest University, Norfolk State University, and Bowie State University.  She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations; a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Communications with a concentration in Public Affairs, and a Master of Arts degree in Human Resource Development, respectively from Bowie State University. 



Coordinator of Greek Life, Office of Student Life

Email:           Phone: (301) 860-3837