A Message from the President
As the spring semester begins, I want to extend my sincere wishes to you, as your
Student Council President for the University System of Maryland (USM).
In the months ahead, I can promise each of the over 160,000 students in the System
that they will have productive and progressive student leaders working on their behalf
throughout the State of Maryland. We will be aggressive in our pursuit to ensure that
the USM maintains its high prestige and innovation. As students, I believe that we are
uniquely well suited to help guide the policy decisions that affect our education. In
that respect, know that the student council will be diligent in our work to protect
the integrity of our system and the officials who govern it.
To every student at every USM institution, I wish you all the best in the remainder
of this academic year. I also want to encourage each of you to be active students
throughout your campuses, whether it is through Greek life and intramural sports or
through cultural groups and your SGA. As we all know, college is more than just
classrooms and textbooks; it is, in fact, the combination of academics and co-curricular
activities that make college a successful chapter in each of our lives.
Wishing you all the best,
Gayon M. Sampson
University System of Maryland Student Council