Dr. Aminta Breaux
Dr. Aminta H. Breaux brings more than 30 years of diverse higher education leadership experience to her position as the president of Bowie State University. Throughout her career, she has demonstrated a passion for ensuring student development and success. She is dedicated to building on the legacy and rich history of Maryland’s oldest historically black university.
Before joining Bowie State University in July 2017, Dr. Breaux served as vice president for advancement for Millersville University. Before that, she was vice president for student affairs at Millersville University, leading several student-centered areas, including athletics, counseling services, health services, the women’s and wellness center, Greek life and campus recreation.
Previously, she was dean of students at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. At Drexel University, she served as assistant provost and as director of co-operative education and career services. She got her start in higher education as a career counselor at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Breaux is committed to serving her community, particularly with programs and support activities that enrich the lives of children and youth. She was appointed by Governor Larry Hogan to the Governor’s P-20 Leadership Council of Maryland. She also serves on the board of directors for the Greater Prince George’s Business Roundtable and Prince George’s County Chamber of Commerce. She also served on the resource board for the United Way. She is an emeritus trustee of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia after serving there for 16 years.
Her recent honors include the Educator of the Year Award from the National Council of Negro Women in October 2017. She was also presented with the Trailblazer Award by the Bowie Business Innovation Center (BIC). The award recognizes her leadership and vision.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Temple University, a master’s degree in psychological services in education from the University of Pennsylvania, and a doctorate in counseling psychology from Temple University. She is also a graduate of the Harvard Institute for Executive Management and the American Association for State Colleges and Universities Millennium Leadership Institute.
Dr. Breaux and her husband, Melvin, have three daughters and three grandchildren.