JOANN BOUGHMAN APPOINTED SENIOR VICE CHANCELLOR FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
ADELPHI, MD (June
13, 2012)-Joann Boughman, a geneticist with more than 30 years of teaching and
administrative experience in higher education, has been appointed senior vice
chancellor for academic affairs at the University System of Maryland (USM). USM
Chancellor William E. Kirwan today announced his appointment of Boughman, who
is executive vice president of the American Society of Human Genetics and a
former vice president for academic affairs and dean of the graduate school, at
the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). Her appointment is effective
September 17, 2012.
"I am looking forward to welcoming Joann Boughman to the USM
leadership team," said Chancellor Kirwan. "Her outstanding academic credentials
and her administrative experience align well with leading our academic affairs
division. From our focus on student access and completion to advancing the
State of Maryland's competitiveness, I am confident that Joann will provide the
vision and dynamic academic leadership needed to help ensure USM continues to
serve its students and the state well."
As the USM's senior vice chancellor for academic affairs,
Boughman will be the senior staff person for the system's Board of Regents
Education Policy Committee and Committee on Effectiveness and Efficiency. She
also will chair the system-wide Academic Affairs Advisory Council and be the
USM liaison on academic issues to the Maryland Higher Education Commission, the
state's coordinating board for all segments of higher education.
In addition, Boughman will work closely with the chancellor
and the USM institutions on furthering system-wide goals, including closing the
student achievement gap, STEM-related initiatives, course redesign and other
academic transformation initiatives, research collaboration, student access and
affordability, and P-20 programs.
"I am very grateful for this opportunity and I am anxious to
work with the USM community to achieve the bold, but critical goals articulated
by the Board of Regents and Chancellor Kirwan," said Boughman. "Moving from a
leadership position in the human genetics community to the USM office offers
challenges that I will meet through collaboration and an unwavering commitment
Since 2001, Boughman has been executive vice president of
the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG), where she is both the chief
executive officer and chief policy officer. Before joining ASHG, she was vice
president for academic affairs and dean of the graduate school at UMB
(1995-2001), with leadership responsibilities for the graduate school, research
and technology development, student affairs, faculty affairs, academic
computing, and other functions.
She joined the UMB community in 1983 as an assistant
professor of epidemiology and preventive medicine and director of the School of
Medicine's graduate program in human genetics. From 1983 through today, she has
held several faculty positions at the school, and is now an adjunct professor
in epidemiology and preventive medicine there.
Boughman has served on the Maryland Higher Education
Commission since 2001, chaired its education policy committee since 2009, and
served as its vice chair since 2010. She is a member of the Maryland Governor's
P-20 Council and his Task Force on Complete College America.
Boughman has a Ph.D. in medical genetics and a bachelor's degree
in medical technology, both from Indiana University. In her USM position, she will succeed Irv
Goldstein, who has led the USM Office of Academic Affairs since 2003.
Goldstein, who has an extraordinary record of service and accomplishment both
at the system office and the University of Maryland, College Park, earlier this
academic year announced his decision to step down from his position June 30.
Chancellor Kirwan will appoint an interim senior vice chancellor for academic
affairs to serve through August 31.
The University System of Maryland, the state's public higher
education system, comprises 12 institutions-11 universities and one research
institution-, two regional higher education centers, and a system office. With
a $4.5 billion operating budget (fiscal year 2013), USM enrolls more than
150,000 students statewide and more than 180,000 students worldwide. For more information about USM, visit: www.usmd.edu
Contact: Anne Moultrie