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Company Overview of University of Maryland

Company Overview

University of Maryland is an educational institution that offers graduate, undergraduate, and research programs in agriculture and natural resources, public affairs, behavioral and social sciences, arts, education, engineering and humanities fields. The colleges and schools of the university include School of Architecture, College of Information Studies, and School of Public Affairs. University of Maryland was founded in 1882 and is based in College Park, Maryland. It has endowment assets worth $324.3 million.

College Park, MD 20742

United States

Founded in 1882



Key Executives for University of Maryland

Chairman of the Department of Dermatology at the School of Medicine and Chief of Dermatology at the UM Medical Center
Director of University Communications and University Spokesperson
Director of Biotechnology Research and Education Program
President of Student Government Association
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

University of Maryland Key Developments

University of Maryland and National Institute of Standards and Technology Announces the Creation of the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science

The University of Maryland and the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology announced the creation of the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS), with the support and participation of the Research Directorate of the National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS). Scientists at the center will conduct basic research to understand how quantum systems can be effectively used to store, transport and process information. This new center complements the fundamental quantum research performed at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI), which was established in 2006 by UMD, NIST and the NSA. Focusing on one of JQI's original objectives to fully understand quantum information, QuICS will bring together computer scientists-who have expertise in algorithm and computational complexity theory and computer architecture-with quantum information scientists and communications scientists.

The University of Maryland Names Amy Eichhorst as New Executive Director of the Alumni Association

The University of Maryland has named Amy Eichhorst as the new executive director of the Alumni Association--a key role for leading the engagement of UMD's base of 340,000 alumni. Eichhorst joins UMD from the University of Illinois Alumni Association and will officially start at Maryland on November 17, 2014. Eichhorst's background includes providing strategic direction to organizations; implementing organizational and structural enhancements to drive change; and recruiting and managing volunteer boards. Eichhorst previously worked for the University of Illinois Alumni Association, where she was hired to grow the university's grassroots political advocacy organization - the Illinois Connection Advocacy Network.

University of Maryland Appoints Gary Williams as Senior Managing Director for Alumni Relations and Athletic Development

The University of Maryland announced that it has named Gary Williams to a senior role overseeing athletics fundraising and spearheading university-wide alumni outreach. As Senior Managing Director for Alumni Relations and Athletic Development, Williams will be responsible for an athletic fundraising operation that raises over $8 million annually for student-athlete scholarships and operates the 8,000-donor Terrapin Club Scholarship Fund. He will focus on fundraising efforts to build new and renovate existing athletic facilities. Williams will also work to integrate campus-wide alumni outreach, serve as spokesman for the Alumni Association's new 25th Anniversary Celebration, and help manage the University's new regional development plan in New York City, Baltimore, Los Angeles and South Florida. He will focus on increasing the engagement and philanthropy of the University's 320,000 alumni. Williams served as a campaign co-chair for UMD's recently-completed $1 billion Great Expectations capital campaign. He will now play a leadership role within the Division of University Relations.

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