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Steering Committee

Co-Chairs

Philip Rous
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Bruce Walz
Professor and Chair, Emergency Health Services
Chair, Academic Planning and Budget Committee

Members Representing Shared Governance Groups

Max Barnhart
SGA Representative

Dottie Caplan
President, Non-Exempt Staff Senate
Executive Administrative Assistant, College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

Dan Miller
President, Graduate Student Association

Sarah Shin
President, Faculty Senate
Professor, Education and Co-Director, M.A. TESOL Program

Laila Shishineh
Past President, Professional Staff Senate
Assistant Director, First Year Experience

Additional Members

Stephen Bradley
Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director, Visual Arts

Phil Farabaugh
Professor and Chair, Biological Sciences

Aryya Gangopadhyay
Professor and Chair, Information Systems

Tyson King-Meadows
Associate Professor, Political Science and Acting Chair, Africana Studies

Kim Leisey
Associate Vice President, Student Affairs

Vanderlei Martins
Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director, Physics

Carole McCann
Professor and Chair, Gender and Women’s Studies

Yvette Mozie-Ross ‘88
Vice Provost for Enrollment Management and Planning

Mavis Sanders
Professor, Education

Lynne Schaefer
Vice President, Administration and Finance

Gregory Simmons ‘04
Vice President, Institutional Advancement

Karl Steiner
Vice President, Research

Jack Suess ‘81 ’95
Vice President, Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

Claire Welty
Professor, CBEE and Director, Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education

Ex Officio Members

Robert Carpenter
Co-chair, Middle States Steering Committee

Bennett Moe ‘88
Past President, Alumni Association Board

Ken Pittman ‘80
President, Alumni Association Board

Strategy Group Co-Chairs

Stephen Bradley
Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director, Visual Arts

Aryya Gangopadhyay
Professor and Chair, Information Systems

Devin Hagerty
Professor, Political Science, and Program Director, Global Studies

Jeff Leips
Professor, Biological Sciences

Kim Leisey
Associate Vice President, Student Affairs

Carole McCann
Professor and Chair, Gender and Women’s Studies

Mavis Sanders
Professor, Education

John Schumacher
Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director, Sociology and Anthropology

Greg Simmons
Vice President, Institutional Advancement

Senior Advisors

Experienced subject-matter experts serving as consultants to strategy groups

Lisa Akchin
Associate Vice President and Assistant to the President

Michael Dillon
Associate Vice Provost, Institutional Research, Analysis, and Decision Support

Peter Henderson
Senior Advisor to the President

John Martello ‘76
Vice Provost, Professional Studies and Chairman/CEO, UMBC Training Centers

Patrice McDermott
Vice Provost, Faculty Affairs

Antonio Moreira
Vice Provost, Academic Affairs

Julia Ross
Dean, College of Engineering and Information Technology

Julianne Simpson
Assistant Director, Planning

Valerie Thomas
Associate Vice President, Human Resources

Charlene Uhl
Director, Budget and Resource Analysis

Nico Washington
Assistant Provost, Financial Management

Technical Assistance Team

Staff supporting planning process engagement and communications

David Hoffman
Assistant Director of Student Life–Civic Agency

Roland King
Communications Manager, Campus News and Community Engagement

Amanda Knapp
Assistant Vice Provost, Academic Standards and Policy Administration

Leslie Kruger
Executive Administrative Assistant, Office of Institutional Advancement

Connie Pierson
Director of Institutional Research

Jill Wardell
Manager of Workplace Learning and Wellness

Dinah Winnick
Director of Communications