Sallie is retired from the University of Maryland and the Prince George’s County Public School System, where she worked for many years as a program manager and teacher, respectively. She also managed her own business called Holder & Associates for 20 years. This company coordinated and planned conferences for area businesses and agencies, as well as for the government contractors that were networked through the Society of Government Meeting Planners. Sallie received a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Ecology from the University of Maryland and a Master of Arts degree in Human Resource Development from The George Washington University. She has been a member of the Maryland Alumni Association and served on the first University of Maryland College Park Alumni Board of Governors. She has also served on the Prince George’s Alumni Board for 10 years, once as vice-president and currently as secretary, and on the Alumni Board of the College of Human Ecology (1971-1993).