Center Named for Chancellor Kirwan

(Adelphi, Md., April 20, 2015) –  At a tribute for retiring Chancellor William E. "Brit" Kirwan, the University System of Maryland Board of Regents announced that it is naming the Center for Academic Innovation for Kirwan. At the event attended by nearly 750 guests, former Board of Regents Chair Cliff Kendall announced "in recognition of your extraordinary leadership of the University System of Maryland, to acknowledge your transformative impact, and to honor your commitment to keep the System on the leading edge of the academic transformation movement, I have the great privilege of announcing that with tonight’s gala we also dedicate the William E. Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation." "It's a fitting way to honor Brit's achievements over the span of an incredible career, and his deep dedication to making higher education more accessible and affordable for everyone," says Center Director MJ Bishop. "We're proud to have the Center carry his name."