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About Us

  • The Division of Student Affairs consists of nine functional departments, each of which is responsible for providing a variety of student support, service, and educational programs that are accessible to all members of the UMES community. The Division is a leader and primary spokesperson for students and provides excellent delivery of student services that are designed to intentionally meet the agile needs of our students both inside the classroom and beyond. We build institutional traditions and lifelong affiliations through creative programs, vibrant student organizations, and a living/learning environment built on core values and uncompromising principles.


    The Division of Student Affairs will be a national leader among higher education institutions and committed in all aspects of our work and intentionally employ innovative approaches that meet the changing developmental needs or our diverse student population as well as challenge and inspire our students to their intellectual and creative limits. Our comprehensive strategies will strengthen the academic profile of the University and improve student success, retention and graduation rates


    The Division of Student Affairs contributes to fulfilling the educational mission of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore by employing a holistic approach that fosters student success, student development, and experiential learning. Moreover, through our programs and services we seek to create a culturally diverse living and learning campus environment for our students that enhances inclusion, civic engagement, intellectual, academic and spiritual development. The Student Affairs team works across campus challenging and enabling our students to become compassionate and responsible citizens and leaders of the world.

    Core Values

    Our Core Values are essential to the work of Student Affairs. It is these values that drives us every day to never put our students second and operate with exceptional professionalism. Our students are never a disruption of our work; they are the purpose of our work!

    • Student-Centered
    • Integrity
    • Engagement
    • Pluralism