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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, and Vice Chancellor for Advancement, USM
Photo of Ritu Argarwal  
Distinguished Professor and Senior Associate Dean Information Systems
Smith School of Business   
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Immediate Past President, UMCP Alumni Board of Governors   
Photo of Debabrata Biswas  
Associate Professor, 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 Aerospace Engineering   
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Millard Alexander Professor and Associate Chair Chemistry and Biochemistry
College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry   
Photo of Sharon Fries-Britt  
Professor, Higher Education College of Education 
Photo of Geoff Gonella  
Chair, UMCP Foundation
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Director, Office of Student Conduct & Interim Co-Dir. of OCRSM, Div of Student Affairs 
Photo of Barry Gossett  
Board of Regents
Photo of William "Brit" Kirwan  
Chancellor Emeritus
USM and Professor Emeritus University of Maryland  
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Professor, Health Services Administration School of Public Health
Photo of Annie Rappeport  
Graduate Student, EDUC HESI HIEP
Photo of Justin Ross  
Member, UMCP Alumni Association Board of Governors  
Photo of Gary Williams  
Former Head Basketball Coach
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Professor, American Studies College of Arts and Humanities  
Photo of Laura Anderson Wright  
Associate General Counsel  


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