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The Presidential Search Process

On April 24, 2019, the Board of Regents of the University System of Maryland (USM) named the 20 members of the University of Maryland, College Park Presidential Search. As outlined in USM Board of Regents Guidelines for the Selection of Presidents, the Presidential Search Committee will guide the first stage of the search. Isaacson, Miller has been retained to provide executive search consulting services.

About the University of Maryland

The University of Maryland is the state's flagship and one of the nation's preeminent public research universities. A global leader in research and innovation, Maryland enrolls more than 41,000 students, employs more than 14,000 faculty and staff, and offers 286 academic programs. 
A top producer of Fulbright scholars, the distinguished Maryland faculty includes two Nobel laureates, three Pulitzer Prize winners and 59 members of the national academies. The institution has a nearly $2.2 billion operating budget including more than $545 million annually in external research funding. 
Maryland is a global leader in the sciences, engineering, business, social sciences, the arts, agriculture and a broad spectrum of applied disciplines. With 12 colleges and schools offering degree programs from the bachelor’s through doctoral levels, Maryland is the nation’s largest producer of computer science degrees and boasts one of the nation’s highest graduation rates across all majors.
Maryland research and innovation have global impact across the traditional disciplines and take a multidisciplinary, innovative approach to solving real-world problems and addressing the questions of foundational research. The campus’s adjacent Discovery District, a 150-acre research and innovation park, includes government agencies, international scholarly associations, corporate partners and advanced university research facilities.
Located in College Park, seven miles from the United States Capitol, in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., the University of Maryland offers unmatched opportunities to engage with the federal government, elected officials, worldwide embassies, think tanks, the national media and other influencers of public policy. The D.C. Metro and other commuter rail services connect the campus to Amtrak and major airports in Washington (Reagan National), Northern Virginia (Dulles International) and Baltimore (Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport). All three airports are within 40 miles of campus.
Maryland fields 20 intercollegiate varsity teams in the NCAA Division I. Members of the Big Ten Conference, the Terrapins (or “Terps”) are a major part of campus life for students and the larger community. Since 2005, Terps have won 16 national championships in men’s and women’s sports. Maryland Athletics is distinguished for fierce competition on the field coupled excellent performance in the classroom and in careers after college. 
Maryland is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), the invitation-only organization that includes North America’s most prestigious research universities. The university is a member of Universitas 21 (U21), the network of leading universities on six continents that focuses on global research collaboration, education and exchange, as well as the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) and the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA).
The university’s teaching, research and innovation mission is evident in its connectivity to the greater Washington region through numerous long-term partnerships in the private and public sectors. Maryland is a sustainable university community committed to becoming carbon-neutral by 2050 and is the nation’s first “Do Good Campus” where students, faculty and staff across all disciplines engage in making our community, region, nation and world a better place.   



The University of Maryland, College Park is the state's flagship university and one of the nation's preeminent public research universities. A global leader in research, entrepreneurship and innovation, the university is home to more than 40,700 students, 14,000 faculty and staff, and nearly 400,000 alumni all dedicated to the pursuit of Fearless Ideas. Located just outside Washington, D.C., we discover and share new knowledge every day through our renowned research enterprise and programs in academics, the arts and athletics. And we are committed to social entrepreneurship as the nation’s first “Do Good” campus.


Introducing The Nation's First Do Good Campus Transforming Idealism into Impact 


Spanning 12 schools and colleges, Maryland offers more than 300 degree-granting programs, many of them ranked among the best in the country. Our faculty includes two Nobel laureates, three Pulitzer Prize winners, 58 members of the national academies and scores of Fulbright scholars. And our students, who include the highest achievers in the state and nation, enjoy experiences unique to our location just outside the nation’s capital, including internships, research, and leadership and service opportunities.

Research and Innovation

The University of Maryland is one of the world’s premier research institutions. With our strategic location and scores of partnerships with government and businesses, UMD conducts groundbreaking research on some of the biggest challenges facing our global community, including cybersecurity and terrorism, bioengineering, public health equity, food safety and climate change. We strive to discover new knowledge and put it to work through innovation and entrepreneurship, advancing economic development and transforming lives. 

The newly launched Innovation Gateway will guide you to the resources, programs, partners, and spaces you need to activate and scale your fearless ideas into innovations that launch new ventures, catalyze growth, and advance economic development.


At the University of Maryland, the arts, the humanities and the sciences intersect to address important societal issues and shed new light on the human experience. Our vibrant campus arts community collaborates with local and national cultural organizations such as the Phillips Collection, Kennedy Center and Folger Shakespeare Library. Student and faculty artists, designers, historians, writers and performers are exploring new media, presenting new perspectives, investigating new techniques and engaging new audiences.


Home of the Terrapins, the University of Maryland has one of the nation’s most recognizable and successful athletics programs. More than 550 student-athletes compete each year in 20 intercollegiate sports—12 for women and eight for men. Since 2005 alone, Maryland has won 19 national championships, including NCAA titles in women’s basketball, men’s soccer, men's lacrosse, women’s lacrosse, and field hockey. Since joining the Big Ten Conference in 2014, UMD has won a combined 32 regular season and tournament championships. Fear the Turtle!

Student Life

The Terp experience extends beyond classrooms, labs and studios. It encompasses residence halls and dining halls, clubs and sports, fraternities and sororities, campus events and performances, and countless off-campus destinations. Maryland touts 800-plus student organizations, dozens of prestigious living and learning communities, and countless other ways to get involved. Students here can create a unique identity and grow as individuals, even as they’re part of a close-knit and diverse community. 

On Campus


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Terps are bold, smart, curious and proud. We do good, in our communities and out in the world. We are fearless. And we are always looking to expand our ranks. Interested in becoming a University of Maryland student? This is where to start.


Give to Maryland

Giving back is a fearless Terp tradition, and there are many ways you can not only keep it alive, but also make an instant impact. 

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