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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.

President Loh's Statement to the University of Maryland Community: Report from the President's Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics

Last July, I formed the President's Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics to review the finances and operations of Maryland's Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. The charge was to make recommendations to secure greater excellence in academics and athletics and to ensure financial sustainability.

President's Statement to the University of Maryland Community: Intercollegiate Athletics (ICA)

Maryland Athletics has a long, proud, and storied tradition. Our school has produced great student athletes, great coaches, winning seasons, and national championships. Furthermore, athletics are an integral part of campus life. They add a valuable dimension to our students' academic and social experiences. They promote loyalty, pride, and school spirit among alumni, friends, and supporters as well as among the student body.

President Loh's Message to the University of Maryland Community

Dear University of Maryland community:

I am pleased to inform you that the final report of the President's Commission on UMD and Big Ten/CIC Integration is available at This report will guide our University's transition into this athletic conference (on July 1, 2014) and its academic counterpart (Committee on Institutional Cooperation, on July 1, 2013).

Capital Budget Testimony 2016

I am pleased to provide testimony to the General Assembly for our FY 2017 capital budget request.

University of Maryland Strategic Partnership Act of 2016

I would like to let you know of a bill just introduced in the Maryland Senate that could have a positive impact on our campus. If enacted into law, it would create a much stronger partnership between our campus and the University of Maryland, Baltimore, making fuller use of our complementary strengths.

Capital Budget Testimony 2012

I am pleased to provide testimony to the General Assembly for our FY 2013 capital budget request.

Responses to DLS FY 13 Operating Budget Analysis

Mr. Chairman and members of the Subcommittee, for the past several years, universities across our country have had to cope with massive cuts in their budgets. This has forced them to raise tuition, reduce courses, and resort to other cost cutting measures.

Differential Pricing Proposal

The traditional approach to college pricing is “one-price-fits-all,” regardless of field of study. UMCP proposes differential pricing that is market based for only three degrees—from among the scores of degrees offered—because they meet the stringent test of satisfying each of these five criteria: high demand by students, high cost to teach, high academic quality, high job salaries, and high impact on the state’s economy.

Letter to Regents: Byrd Stadium Naming

I respectfully submit to you and the Board of regents the following regarding Byrd Stadium:

Recommendation for board action:
I recommend that “Byrd Stadium” be changed to “Maryland Stadium.”


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