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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
     
Photo of Ritu Argarwal  
Interim Dean and Distinguished University Professor
Robert H. Smith Dean's Chair of Information Systems
Smith School of Business
     
Photo of Wanda Alexander  
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  
Professor
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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Spanning 12 schools and colleges, Maryland offers more than 200 degree-granting programs, many of them ranked among the best in the country. Our faculty includes three Nobel laureates, two Pulitzer Prize winners, 60 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. 

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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.

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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 19 intercollegiate sports—11 for women and eight for men. Since 2005 alone, Maryland has won 16 national championships, including NCAA titles in women’s basketball, men’s soccer and women’s lacrosse. Since joining the Big Ten Conference in 2014, UMD has won a combined 17 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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