Chancellor Kirwan Statement on U.S. Sen. Mikulski's Retirement Announcement

Adelphi, Md. (March 3, 2015) -- Yesterday was a sad day for Maryland and our nation. Like many, many others, I find it unsettling to think of the future without Senator Mikulski in the U.S. Senate.

Mixed with this sadness, however, is deep appreciation for all that she has done to advance Maryland and America.  Her courageous, powerful and passionate voice and leadership on the major issues of the day have been a source of inspiration and hope for so many of us.

On a personal level, I want to thank her for the friendship, support and guidance she have given me during my tenure as Chancellor of the University System of Maryland. Our relationship has been one of the most meaningful aspects of my professional life.


William E. "Brit" Kirwan


University System of Maryland

Contact: Mike Lurie
Phone: 301.445.2719