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University System of Maryland

After more than a decade of distinguished service as Chancellor of the University System of Maryland, Dr. Donald N. Langenberg will retire on April 30th, 2002. The Board of Regents announces a nationwide search for a new Chancellor to lead the System's continuing rise to national eminence.

The University System of Maryland (USM) is the nation's 12th largest university system comprising 13 distinct and complementary institutions: Bowie State University; Coppin State College; Frostburg State University; Salisbury University; Towson University, University of Baltimore; University of Maryland, Baltimore; University of Maryland, Baltimore County; University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute; University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science; University of Maryland, College Park; University of Maryland Eastern Shore; and University of Maryland University College. A culturally diverse learning and research community, the USM's enrollment stands at 130,000 worldwide, with 600 degree programs, 10,000 faculty, and an annual operating budget of $2.7 billion.

Reporting directly to a 17-member Board of Regents, the Chancellor is the chief executive officer of the System and is responsible for the effective management of its operations. The Chancellor works directly with the Presidents of the member institutions to realize the mission and goals of the System, and leads one of the State's most valuable social and economic assets.

The Board seeks candidates who have demonstrated success heading a similarly complex and large organization, and who understand the vital role of a major university system in the 21st Century. The best candidates will provide vision for the System and will be able to work effectively and positively with the System's many constituencies. An individual of unquestioned integrity with exemplary interpersonal and communications skills, the next Chancellor will have the stature to serve as an important voice for higher education in the state of Maryland and nationally.

While candidate materials will be accepted until a new Chancellor is selected, interested parties are encouraged to submit their credentials by December 1st to assure optimal consideration. Applications and nominations will remain confidential and should be submitted to the office of the consultant working with the Board and Search and Screening Committee as follows:

R. William Funk
c/o USM Chancellor Search
2100 McKinney Avenue, Suite 1800
Dallas, Texas 75201

The University System of Maryland is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.