President's Politics and Policy Panel

UMB President Jay A. Perman, MD, welcomed former Maryland governors Parris N. Glendening, PhD, MA, and Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., JD, on May 1, 2018, for a discussion on intergovernmental relations moderated by journalist Bruce DePuyt. Read the story. 

The Office of Government Affairs serves as the primary point of contact on behalf of the University with state, federal, and local government officials and their staff, as well as community leaders.  

We develop collaborative opportunities and initiatives for the University, maintain positive relationships with government officials, oversee legislation and related issues, guide testimony and information provided to public officials, and ensure that the University has a coordinated and unified position on issues relating to the public sector.

The Office of Government Affairs should be informed of any matters where public officials are involved in University affairs or where members of the UMB community are reaching out in their official capacity to public officials.


September 13, 2018  |  UMB President Jay A. Perman, MD, explained the benefits of the P-TECH technology education program at a gathering of government, business, and education leaders in Annapolis.

August 16, 2018  |  UMB impresses staffers from Maryland's U.S. congressional delegation with the University's innovative research facilities and its successful community engagement initiatives.

June 19, 2018  |  President Perman, a son of immigrants, recalls his upbringing in remarks welcoming new U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony at UMB.

June 14, 2018  |  The Community Engagement Center hosts a site operated by the Baltimore City Board of Elections during early voting June 14-21, encouraging turnout by canvassing, decorating, and holding a cookout.

May 18, 2018  |  Peace Corps Director Jody Olsen shares lessons from her travels.