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Search Committee

The Board of Regents has appointed a 20-member Presidential Search Committee. In alignment with the University System of Maryland’s guidelines for presidential searches, the committee is comprised of campus and community stakeholders, including several leading faculty members. The Search Committee is dedicated to building a strong, diverse pool of candidates to recommend for the presidency of the institution.
Photo of Gary Attman, Chair of Search Committee  
Gary AttmanChair of Search Committee
Board of Regents
FutureCare Health   
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Gregory BallVice-Chair of Search Committee
Professor and Dean
College of Behavioral & Social Sciences   
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Leonard RaleyStaff Member for Search Committee
Chancellor’s Liaison for Search Committee 
President and CEO, University System of Maryland Foundation
Vice Chancellor for Advancement, USM
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Interim Dean and Distinguished University Professor
Robert H. Smith Dean's Chair of Information Systems
Smith School of Business
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Immediate Past President, UMCP Alumni Board of Governors   
Photo of Debabrata Biswas  
Associate Professor
Department of Animal and Avian Sciences
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources 
Photo of Kayla Burch  
Undergraduate Student, English Language/Literature
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Director of Administration
Department of Aerospace Engineering
Clark School of Engineering 
Photo of John Fourkas  
Millard Alexander Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences
Photo of Sharon Fries-Britt  
Professor, Higher Education
Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education
College of Education  
Photo of Geoff Gonella  
Chair, UMCP Foundation
Photo of Andrea Goodwin  
Director, Office of Student Conduct
Division of Student Affairs
Photo of Barry Gossett  
USM Board of Regents
Photo of William "Brit" Kirwan  
Chancellor Emeritus
USM and Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland  
Photo of Stephen Thomas  
Professor, Health Policy and Management
Director, Maryland Center for Health Equity
School of Public Health
Photo of Annie Rappeport  
Graduate Student, Higher Education, Student Affairs, International Education Policy
Photo of Justin Ross  
Member, UMCP Alumni Association Board of Governors  
Photo of Gary Williams  
Former Head Basketball Coach
Photo of Janelle Wong  
Department of American Studies
College of Arts and Humanities
Photo of Laura Anderson Wright  
Associate General Counsel
Office of General Counsel


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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.


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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.

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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!

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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. 

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