Maryland General Assembly Honors Chancellor Kirwan for 50 Years of Commitment to Higher Education in Maryland
Md. -- The Maryland General Assembly recently honored University System of
Maryland (USM) Chancellor William E. "Brit" Kirwan with a special tribute. In
both chambers of the General Assembly, delegates and senators on March 20
recognized Chancellor Kirwan for his 50 years of service to Maryland higher
House Speaker Michael E. Busch and Senate President Thomas V. "Mike"
Miller offered separate tributes to Kirwan, who has served as USM chancellor
since 2002 and announced in May 2014 that he will step down from his leadership
position. Kirwan will remain as chancellor through June 30, 2015. University of
Massachusetts System President Robert L. Caret will succeed him.
Kirwan's career in higher education spans five decades and includes
four years as president of Ohio State University (1998-2002); 10 years as
president of the University of Maryland, College Park (1988-1998); and 24 years
as a member of the University of Maryland faculty.
Audio for the House tribute
can be accessed by opening the link below and then clicking on the line titled "Friday, March 20, 2015 Session # 1". The
tribute begins at the 8 minute, 18-second mark:
Audio for the Senate tribute can be
accessed by opening the link below and then clicking on the line titled "Friday, March 20, 2015 Session # 1".
The tribute begins at the 10 minute, 23-second mark.
Contact: Mike Lurie