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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.

Making Our Campus More Inclusive and Respectful for All

We write to share with you three initial steps towards making our campus more inclusive and respectful for all: (1) Joint Task Force on Inclusion & Respect, (2) climate survey, (3) external review

Report on 2018 MD General Assembly Session

Dear University of Maryland community,

With the conclusion of this year’s General Assembly session, I can report that Governor Hogan and the legislature have demonstrated their continuing support for UMD and the University System of Maryland (USM).

The budget for the next fiscal year includes a cost-of-living increase of 2%, starting next January. Additionally, if the state ends the current fiscal year (this June) with at least $75M more in tax revenue than currently projected, an additional .5% pay increase and a one-time $500 bonus will follow, beginning in April 2019.

2018 Testimony to the Maryland General Assembly — FY19 Capital Budget Request

I am pleased to provide testimony to the General Assembly for our FY 2019 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. 

Statement on 2.26.18 UMPD Safety Message

I am writing to you today about an individual who is being held without bond for making a credible threat of violence toward University of Maryland police officers. This is very troubling, and we are tremendously grateful for the anonymous tip that allowed UMPD to act swiftly and protect our community.

2018 Testimony to the Maryland General Assembly

 

Honorary degrees to be awarded at Commencement this evening

At the 2017 winter commencement this evening, the University will confer two honorary degrees.

President Loh and Rep. Hoyer: Congress must pass the DREAM Act to protect Maryland DREAMers

They are friends and neighbors, students and colleagues. They serve in the military, care for the sick and elderly and assist those recovering from natural disasters. We call them DREAMers — young people whose parents brought them to this country at a young age, who only know the U.S. as home. They are every bit as American as the rest of us; many have no memories of living anywhere else. And nearly 10,000 of them call Maryland home.

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