USM Community Mourns the Passing of Towson University President Emerita Maravene Loeschke

Maravene S. Loeschke ’69/’71, president emerita of Towson University died Thursday, June 25, 2015 of complications from cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 68.

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USM Foundation Nominated for Institutional Investor's Foundation of the Year Award

The USM Foundation has been nominated for Foundation of the Year in Institutional Investor's 13th Annual Hedge Fund Industry Awards, which recognizes institutional investors, hedge funds, investment consultants and rising stars for their performance, innovation, achievements and contributions to the industry. Congratulations to our investment team!

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During a special reception held in Boston on June 3rd to mark the Investor Intelligence Awards for Endowments & Foundations, the USM Foundation tied for the Good Governance Award with Hartford Healthcare. Click through to read about our CIO, Sam Gallo, and how he and his team became recognized by Investor Intelligence.

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Northern Trust to Provide Global Custody for the University System of Maryland Foundation

The University System of Maryland Foundation, Inc. (USM Foundation) has selected Northern Trust to serve as global custodian for its $1.2 billion in combined assets.

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University System of Maryland Announces the William E. Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation

The USM Board of Regents has renamed its Center for Academic Innovation to honor the legacy of retiring USM Chancellor William E. "Brit" Kirwan. The announcement of the new William E. Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation was the pinnacle moment of a private celebration honoring Kirwan for his 52 years of service in public higher education.

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USM Names Robert L. Caret New Chancellor

After a successful tenure as president of the five-campus University of Massachusetts system, Robert L. Caret will return to Maryland as chancellor of the University System of Maryland. James L. Shea, chairman of the USM Board of Regents, announced the board's appointment of Caret, effective July 1, 2015. Caret served as president of Towson University, one of USM's 12 institutions, from 2003 to 2011.

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UMD Named To President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Corporation for National and Community Service recognizes UMD's commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.

In loving memory of President Emerita Maravene S. Loeschke, Ph.D.

“Our hearts are broken.”

Health care symposium fund created with former deans gift

June 23, 2015 - Dr. Nicholas Blanchard, the founding dean of UMES' School of Pharmacy & Health Professions, created an endowment with a $10,000 to support an annual health care symposium.Full Article.…

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Transition at the Top

When DeRionne Pollard became president of Montgomery College in Maryland in 2010, the college community was weary of turnover. Pollard was the third president since 2007. Faculty, students, and alumni longed for a visionary dedicated to running the 60…

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