A Message from Sam Gallo, Chief Investment Officer

"I would first like to convey my sincere concern for our campus colleagues, students, faculty and staff, donors and peers during this unprecedented crisis. These truly are uncertain times and we wish you all the best as we weather this storm together. As the pandemic evolves, we continue to monitor global financial markets and their impact on our endowment and operating portfolios..."

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Please consider donating to students in need across the USM during this unprecedented time. Click the link to access a full list of our institutions' student emergency funds.

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Chancellor Jay Perman Named a 2020 Power 10 Honoree

Congratulations to Jay Perman for being named by the Baltimore Business Journal as a 2020 Power 10 Honoree! The honorees were chosen for their contributions to Baltimore and their ability to facilitate change.

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Our FY 19 annual report is available to download

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