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2019 Testimony to the Maryland General Assembly

As 2019 begins, student and faculty excellence define the state’s flagship university.

Our latest freshman class was our strongest yet, coming with record high credentials—a reflection of the university’s academic success and national standing. The curriculum is growing to meet the changing needs of undergraduates and those seeking advanced degrees, including career professionals. New, advanced facilities are helping researchers and students define the future. Our research enterprise leads in many fields nationally and internationally.

This has helped attract some $2 billion in private-public investment to Greater College Park, sparking an explosion of economic development. Our growing Discovery District is enhancing the university’s reputation as an innovation hub, particularly in computing and data science.

Faculty, students and staff deliver a wide range of services to citizens, businesses and decision makers statewide. The University of Maryland Extension’s advice to farmers raised their average profitability more than $14,000 in 2017. It is also helping urban farmers in Baltimore and Prince George’s County establish financial viability while providing fresh food.

These accomplishments and impacts are made possible by your unwavering support. Thank you.

We will continue using it to power Maryland today and tomorrow.



Download the 2019 Testimony (PDF — 48MB)