For over 30 years, Darren Swain has been a strong advocate for BSU. From our days as Freshman in 1988 Darren emerged as a compassionate leader who inspired his fellow students to step up and advocate for a better Bowie. He lead our fight on fair tuition. He has consistently, fought for Bowie as a state delegate when he served in the Maryland General Assembly. Darren has a proven track record of making a significant impact on the school we all love dearly. Join me in supporting his candidacy to become president of our National Alumni Association. Ed Reed
Dear Fellow Alum,
Please join me in supporting Darren McCoy Swain for the position of President of the Bowie State University National Alumni Association. Because of the uncertainty of the current political climate in our nation, Bowie State University, like most institutions dependent on state and federal resources, is at a crossroads. The thing that will determine our GREATNESS in the future, or lack thereof, is LEADERSHIP at every level, especially when it pertains to a college’s most valuable resource – the ALUMNI!
After graduating from Bowie State, Darren worked as a political consultant with my firm at that time, Strategic Field Associates. He was a major contributor to the campaign that elected Wayne K. Curry the first Africa-American County Executive in the history of Prince George’s County, Maryland. His first organizing effort was bringing four Bowie State student body presidents together from different eras – Ervin Reid, Vic Parker, Calvin Hawkins and himself – to kick off the campaign’s field operations. This resulted in a database of more than three thousand volunteers on Election Day including hundreds of Bowie State students, alumni, and administrators. In addition, Darren recruited many of the campaign’s major donors to give financially to Bowie State including millionaire businesswoman Patricia Scales who at his request donated thousands of dollars and served on Bowie’s Board of Visitors.
Since that historic campaign in 1994, Darren’s resume has included Director in the Wayne Curry Administration, Member of the Maryland State House of Delegates, and Vice President at Bowie State University. His Rolodex is envied by many with contacts that will personally return his calls such as Congressman Anthony Brown, House Economic Matters Committee Chairman Dereck Davis, County Executive Angela Alsobrooks, and Mayor Timothy Adams, at the federal, state, county, and Bowie City levels respectively. Most importantly, his presidency will be the MOTIVATION that brings back much-disgruntled alums to Bowie State because of their GENUINE trust and BELIEF in him.
The bottom line, Darren McCoy Swain is a visionary leader who is UNIQUELY qualified to help take our alma mater to the next level. He is politically astute, connected to the Prince George’s County bureaucratic and business communities, and has always supported and been connected to Bowie State University since the first day he stepped a foot on our campus. And get this; he even known’s the school song.
Bowie State let’s do something great. And we start that by electing Darren Swain President of the Bowie State University National Alumni Association.
Ervin Bernard Reid – Class of 1981