Statement by USM Board of Regents Chair Linda Gooden and Chancellor Robert L. Caret on the Passing of Regent Katrina J. Dennis

Baltimore, MD (Sept. 1, 2019)

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Katrina Dennis, last evening (Saturday, August 31) in Baltimore. Katrina fought a long, hard and courageous battle with cancer during the past several years.

Despite her struggle, Katrina remained active and committed, working hard and experiencing all that life offered through travel and service. On the University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents, she served as a member of the Organization and Compensation and Education Policy and Student Life committees. Earlier this year, she assumed leadership of the Coppin State University Presidential Search Committee.
The Board of Regents has lost an amazing talent, a hard-working colleague—and a caring friend.  Katrina was also an alumna (University of Baltimore School of Law), who gave so much to the USM, the State of Maryland and the legal profession. Katrina’s is a tremendous loss—and she will be greatly missed by her many colleagues and friends in the USM.


Contact: Mike Lurie
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