We have been blessed by a relatively mild winter and an early Spring here in the Old Line State. Of course, March Madness drew our attention once again. How about the fantastic run by the Maryland Women's Terrapins basketball team? Everyone in Maryland was proud of them, and although we are no longer in the playoffs, we consider them to be champions.
At the Foundation, we are very close to hiring someone for the chief investment officer position. This past month, board and staff members interviewed four outstanding candidates, and as a result, we have narrowed the search to two finalists. This week, they will meet with Chancellor Kirwan and Foundation Chair Barry Gossett, after which a decision will be made. More to follow at a later date.
We are all excited to hear that UMES has announced the appointment of its new president, nationally reknown academic and leader Juliette Bell (see more below). We are proud to note that Board member and UMES alumnus Al Cornish chaired the search. I think you will all agree that the committee did an excellent job. We wish the best to UMES and Dr. Bell as that institution enters into a new era.
As always, please contact me at email@example.com with any questions or comments.
Leonard R. Raley
Tags: Spring 2012