Dr. H. DeWayne Whittington, a founding member of the board of visitors at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, died on November 20 at a medical facility in Salisbury, Maryland. He was 81 years old.
In addition to serving on the board of visitors, Dr. Whittington was a visiting lecturer at the university. He also served as Director of Field Experience and was a member of the advisory committee for the university’s Upward Bound program.
A native of Crisfield, Maryland, Dr. Whittington earned his bachelor’s degree at Morgan State University. He held a master’s degree from Pennsylvania State University and a doctorate from Nova University. Dr. Whittington was the first African American superintendent of the Somerset County school system. He served for 45 years on the governing board of McCreedy Memorial Hospital in Crisfield.