In Memoriam: Chancellor Emeritus Don Langenberg

Don Langenberg led the University System of Maryland from 1990 to 2002 and was an educator and groundbreaking physicist. He served as chancellor of the University of Illinois at Chicago and the USM and while at the USM, Don instilled an ethos that featured authority delegated to the individual campuses, a high degree of accountability, and a commitment to the best principles of shared governance, which today stands as the very foundation of USM’s success.

Tom Gilbert Named CFO of USM Foundation

The University System of Maryland Foundation (USMF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Gilbert as chief financial officer. Currently audit senior manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Gilbert will join the Foundation on January 7, 2019.

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Sherman Center for Early Learning in Urban Communities announces 2017-18 research fellows

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Eric Ford appointed Deputy Director of The Choice Program at UMBC

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