Robert Caret appointed new University System of Maryland Chancellor

The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents has appointed Robert Caret as the fourth chancellor of the University System of Maryland, effective July 1, 2015. Caret is the current president of the five-campus University of Massachusetts and served as president of Towson University, one of USM’s 12 institutions, from 2003 to 2011.

The Board of Regents said in their official announcement that “The board determined that Dr. Caret possessed the combination of experience, insight, leadership, and knowledge, and vision necessary to guide the USM and serve the state of Maryland in the years ahead.”
In an email from President Hrabowski to the UMBC community, Hrabowski said he was “encouraged by the Board of Regent’s selection,” and thinks that “Caret is a strong leader and will do a fine job as Chancellor.”