Service and Impact to the State

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The University of Maryland plays a critical role in every part of the state’s economy. Each year, our flagship institution graduates thousands of students that strengthen the workforce as scientists, scholars, engineers, entrepreneurs and innovators. We attract investment, launch successful startups and stimulate job creation. We share our expertise with businesses and communities on important issues such as health care, education, and the environment. We are proud to serve our state.

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. 

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's Statement on DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program

Dear University of Maryland community,

The Trump Administration's decision today rescinded the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program and called on Congress to replace the 2012 executive order with legislation before it expires on March 5, 2018.

Reflection, Dialogue, and Action

​Across ​our ​large and decentralized ​University, there are ​actions ​already underway​, with ​​more planned​ as ​described ​below. ​Yet ​no administrative office, or new initiative, ​will ​improve our campus climate without every member of our community playing a part. We ​all need to​ ask what we can do ​each ​day t​o stand for ​our values. ​ ​

Welcome: Progress in Fraught Times

Main Administration Building

Welcome to our new students, faculty, and staff! And to those returning, welcome back!

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.

Transformational investment in UMD

Dear University of Maryland community,

I am pleased to announce an historic investment to build the future of the state's flagship university and contribute to the future of the State of Maryland.

It will transform access to, and the affordability of, a UMD education. These are core values of our land-grant heritage, and we must invest in our students for they are the future leaders of our society. It will endow faculty chairs and build state-of-the-art facilities to strengthen the excellence of our education, research, and innovation.

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