Inauguration of USM's Fourth Chancellor Robert L. Caret
Dr. Robert L. Caret was inaugurated as chancellor of the University System (USM) of Maryland on
November 19, 2015 at the Christopher Columbus Center in Baltimore, Md. The event featured remarks
by several Maryland dignitaries and members of the USM community; musical performances by current
USM students; as well as the following video tribute.
Praise for Chancellor Caret
"Bob Caret possesses the ideal combination of experience, insight, integrity, and vision necessary to lead the USM and serve the state of Maryland in the years ahead. He is clearly the right choice for the system, the state, and—most importantly—the students we serve. We are indeed fortunate to have him as Chancellor."
—James L. Shea, Chair, USM Board of Regents
"Our administration has every confidence in Bob's leadership. We know he will work hard to advance academic excellence and research innovation in our state."
— The Honorable Boyd K. Rutherford, Lieutenant Governor, State of Maryland
"Our public universities will greatly benefit from Chancellor Caret's leadership."
—The Honorable Steny Hoyer, Democratic Whip, United States House of Representatives
"Affordable access to excellence that impacts the lives of students and the life of the State for the better
lie at the heart of Bob's vision for the USM. And it is a vision that is perfectly in line with state needs."
—The Honorable Michael E. Busch, Speaker, Maryland House of Delegates
"In his commitment to creating partnerships with regional business and community organizations, improving student success rates and expanding availability and access to higher education, Chancellor Caret has had a positive impact at every institution where he worked."
—Dana Wimbish, Chair, Council of University System Staff
"We know USM and the entire state of Maryland will be better off because of Bob Caret's leadership."
—The Honorable Benjamin L. Cardin, Senator, United States Senate
"Bob Caret is the right leader in the right position at the right time for the University System of Maryland."
—Martha Kanter, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Higher Education, New York University
"Maryland wouldn't be the state it is today without USM. And Maryland will never be the state it wants to be without USM." — Chancellor Robert L. Caret