USM News Advisory: Inauguration of USM Chancellor Robert L. Caret

Adelphi, Md. (Nov. 16, 2015) -- The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents is pleased to welcome invited guests to the inauguration of Robert L. Caret as chancellor of the USM.

Dr. Caret joined the University System of Maryland as its fourth chancellor on July 1, 2015. No stranger to Maryland, Dr. Caret was president of Towson University from 2003 to 2011, where he also served as a faculty member, dean, executive vice president, and provost during his 29-year tenure there.

During his 20 years of public higher education leadership, Dr. Caret has earned respect for his successful work in several areas, most notably promoting access to affordable, high quality, higher education; encouraging the effective and efficient use of resources; stressing the importance of completion by getting students through to graduation more quickly; and - in partnership with the business community - supporting workforce development, dynamic university-based research, and technology transfer as economic engines. Before joining the USM as chancellor, Dr. Caret was president of the University of Massachusetts System (UMass) from 2011 until 2015.

WHAT: Inauguration of USM Chancellor Robert L. Caret  (The Inauguration is funded entirely from private donations.)

WHEN:  3:30 p.m., Thursday, November 19, 2015

WHERE:  Christopher Columbus Center, 701 E. Pratt St., Baltimore, MD


The USM and the USM Foundation offer their profound thanks to the following inauguration sponsors.

Platinum: The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company (lead sponsor);

Gold: The Peter and Georgia Angelos Foundation, Inc.

Silver: Dave Kinkopf and Gallagher Evelius & Jones; The Mackenzie Companies; USM Foundation, Inc.; VPC, Inc.

Bronze: 1st Mariner Bank; Caves Valley Partners, LLC; The Classic Catering People; PNC Financial Services Group; Holly and Fran Soistman

Friends: Marquette Associates

Parking is available in a number of public garages near the Center, all visible from Pratt Street.






Contact: Mike Lurie
Phone: 301.445.2719