I am pleased to provide testimony to the General Assembly for our FY 2022 capital budget request. We greatly appreciate the General Assembly’s ongoing support of our capital requests, which is transforming our campus and the state’s economy. Together, we are constructing the state’s future. The University deeply appreciates all that your support makes possible.
The past year was one of both extraordinary challenges and opportunities, and the University of Maryland showed resilience and fortitude in its continuing mission to educate a top workforce, innovate inside and outside the classroom, and produce groundbreaking research to improve our state and world.
The University of Maryland is now inviting applications and nominations for the position of Senior Vice President and Provost to lead our academic enterprise. We will be pursuing a diverse pool of candidates drawn exclusively from within the University System of Maryland.
Dear Campus Community, We are getting ever closer to our $1.5 billion goal in our fundraising campaign, Fearless Ideas: The Campaign for Maryland. Since this campaign began, more than 100,000 donors have contributed over $1.4 billion to support our learning, innovation and work here at the university. We are deeply grateful to all who give.
In the coming weeks, we will cross the one-year threshold since the COVID-19 pandemic necessitated remote instruction for the vast majority of our courses and telework for most of our operations. I want to thank all of you for your resilience and resolve during this challenging time.
I want to thank the student leaders who spoke with Maryland administrators to learn more, ask tough questions, and express what this means to you. We count on members of our community to be advocates for others, and it is right to want to know as much as possible about whether we are treating people fairly.