often say that it is an honor to be the
president of UMBC.
years ago, when I became president, UMBC
already was a university ‘on the move,’
with a talented and dedicated faculty and
staff, including many who were present in
1966 at the University’s founding.
These pioneers wanted to build a new and
special university where scholars and students
could thrive. UMBC’s success in the
past 10 years is built on the strong foundation
created by those who were here during its
first 25 years.
we are far stronger and much further along
than we could have expected. We couldn’t
have expected that we would multiply our
research and training dollars tenfold. We
couldn’t have imagined that we would
be receiving large numbers of million-dollar
gifts, or that we would be building a new
residence hall every year, or that we would
be attracting larger and larger numbers
of highly talented students.
years ago, we had no idea how far we would
come in such a short period of time.
success is the result of the brainpower
of people at UMBC and the commitment of
people who believe in us—from leaders
of the community and elected officials to
alumni, parents, and friends.
success is possible because so many people
here have dared to dream—and to dream