P.J. Hogan to Leave USM at End of September to Join National Public Affairs Firm
ADELPHI, Md. (August 31, 2015) -- Robert L. Caret, chancellor of the
University System of Maryland (USM), today announced that Patrick J. (P.J.)
Hogan will leave his position as USM vice chancellor for government relations
to join Cornerstone Government Affairs, a public affairs firm specializing in
government relations and lobbying. Hogan joined USM in his current position
after having served for 13 years in the Maryland Senate. His last day with USM
will be September 30.
"P.J. Hogan has served
the university system extremely well during his tenure," said Chancellor Caret.
"His successful advocacy on behalf of USM has helped the system attract the
state of Maryland's continued support and nurture productive partnerships with
the gubernatorial administrations and members of the Maryland General Assembly.
We will miss him as a valuable member of our team, and wish him well as he
takes on his next career opportunity."
James L. Shea, chair of
the USM Board of Regents, joined Caret in applauding Hogan. "P.J. has played a
critical role in advancing the University System of Maryland, and thereby the
state. He has masterfully coordinated efforts across USM to help position
public higher education as one of Maryland's highest priorities. We are a stronger
system because of his passion, commitment, and effective leadership."
Since joining USM, Hogan
has been the chief adviser to the chancellor and Board of Regents on
governmental relations policies and strategies, overseeing state and federal
relations. He also chairs the USM State Relations Council, which comprises government
relations officers from the system's 12 institutions.
Hogan says his decision
to leave USM was a difficult one: "This
has been a phenomenal eight years. My passion for advancing higher education
and USM grew significantly during my 13 years in the Maryland Senate, and led
me to my position at USM. I feel good about where the system is. As one of the
nation's best university systems, USM has accomplished a great deal for
students and for the state."
He adds that his new
position as a vice president with Cornerstone Government Affairs is a "unique
opportunity to grow professionally and personally." He will play a principal
role in opening a Maryland-based office for the firm and will work on a wide
range of issues related to various sectors. "I am sad to leave USM and my
wonderful colleagues, and excited about this tremendous opportunity to take my
career to the next level."
Hogan began his public
service career in 1990 as a legislative assistant handling constituent
relations and legislative issues for former U.S. Representative Connie Morella.
He was elected to the Maryland Senate in 1994, where he rose to vice chairman
of the Senate Budget & Taxation Committee and chairman of the Education, Business
and Administration Budget Subcommittee.
Chancellor Caret also
announced today that he will launch the search for a new vice chancellor for
government relations immediately.
Contact: Anne Moultrie