USM Welcomes Chancellor Bob Caret Back to Maryland

Robert L. Caret joined the University System of Maryland (USM) as its fourth chancellor on July 1, 2015. No stranger to Maryland, Caret is a former president of Towson University, a USM institution.

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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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Frostburg State, UMES partner to offer international hospitality studies

July 23, 2015 - UMES and Frostburg State University have formed a partnership that will enable hospitality and tourism management students to travel to Taiwan for international studies.Full Article...…

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12 Steps to Building a Staff Culture of Philanthropy

12 Steps to Building a Staff Culture of Philanthropy

A recent advancement plan was completed for an institution and during the process, they discovered institutional faculty had no understanding of how fundraising functioned. Furthermore, faculty felt that they had no support in developing corporate partnerships…

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