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To foster the education, critical thinking and intellectual growth of students, to create and apply new knowledge via research, scholarship and the creative arts, to improve the surrounding world, we must first foster an inclusive community of global citizens committed to academic freedom. We are dedicated to act with entrepreneurial spirit, embrace the power of technology, operate with fiscal responsibility and administrative efficiency, foster transformational change and create a vibrant surrounding community.

Capital Budget Testimony 2017

I am pleased to provide testimony to the General Assembly for our FY 2018 capital budget request. We greatly appreciate the General Assembly’s ongoing support of our capital requests, which is having a transformative impact on our campus and the state’s economy.

Thriving Workplace

Each of us has a stake in making our day-to-day work as engaging, inclusive, and effective as possible. We do our best work when we feel connected to co-workers and our institution, share common goals, and commit our creativity and passion. Last spring, we launched the Thriving Workplace Initiative to make meaningful changes campus wide.

University of Maryland Strategic Partnership

On Oct. 1, the University of Maryland Strategic Partnership Act of 2016 became law in Maryland. This law builds on the tremendous success of MPowering the State, formalizing the partnership established in 2012 between the University of Maryland, Baltimore and the University of Maryland, College Park.

A New Academic Year Beckons

Dear University of Maryland community,

Welcome to our new students, faculty and staff. And to our stalwarts who make this a great university, welcome back!

We welcome new deans this year: at the iSchool, Keith Marzullo (computer scientist, UC-San Diego and NSF division director); as interim dean, Graduate School, Jeffrey Franke (former associate dean, Georgetown University business school); and next month, Sonia Hirt (urban planner, Virginia Tech) will join the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

Announcement of appointment of UMD Athletic Director

June 25, 2018

Dear University of Maryland faculty and staff,

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Damon Evans as UMD's Athletics Director (AD), effective July 2, 2018.

Inclusion and Respect at the University of Maryland

The University has adopted the following Values Statement and Statement on Free Speech Values. A joint effort between the President's Office and University Senate, the statements were developed by faculty, staff and students as part of the Joint President/Senate Inclusion and Respect Task Force in spring 2018.

Values Statement


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