USM Student Regent
2017 - 2018
William A. Shorter, Jr.
William A. "Will" Shorter, Jr. currently attends the University of Baltimore where he is pursuing
a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in business, communication,
and government and public policy.
At the University of Baltimore, Will has held many positions. He has had the pleasure of serving as
University of Baltimore Student Government Association Freshman Senator (2015-2016) and
Chief of Staff (2016-2017). During his tenure in the Student Government Association, he helped
push for expansion of the shuttle system services, academic enrichment opportunities, and
accessibility (particularly for students with disabilities). He was also the student representative
on the Culture and Diversity Committee and a UB representative to the University System
of Maryland Student Council.
Will's involvement does not stop on campus. He is a member of the Rotary International Club of Glen Burnie.
He has also been recognized by the Glen Burnie Improvement Association (honoree non-voting member) for
volunteering service and the Anne Arundel County Branch National Association for the Advancement of
Colored People (NAACP) as their 2017 Freedom Fund - Youth and College Award recipient.