Input sought on UMES presidential search
PRINCESS ANNE, MD (July 19, 2011) – A “town hall” meeting will be held on campus tonight to collect input and ideas to help guide the search for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s next president.
A committee coordinating the search for Thelma B. Thompson’s successor has reserved the Student Services Center’s ballroom from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. to hear from the public.
According to search chairman Al Cornish, information gathered will help his committee develop an outline describing the ideal candidate to fill the post Thompson vacates when she retires Aug. 15.
UMES alumni in the Baltimore-Washington area are invited to attend similar town hall meetings from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. scheduled for:
Tuesday, July 26; Frederick Douglass High School, 8000 Croom Road, Upper Marlboro
Tuesday, Aug. 2; Randallstown Community Center, 3505 Resource Drive
William Kirwan, the University System of Maryland’s chancellor, is hopeful Cornish’s committee can forward to him a list of nominees so a new leader could be in place by January 2012.
The committee also encourages the public to visit www.umes.edu and click on the “UMES Presidential search” icon on the home page. Visitors are welcome to fill out the form under “Share Your Thoughts.”
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Bill Robinson, director, UMES Office of Public Relations, 410-621-2355, firstname.lastname@example.org.