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.


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

May 9, 2018  |  University of Maryland, Baltimore President Perman Reviews Accomplishments at State of the University Address

May 3, 2018  |  The University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Fannie Angelos Cellular Therapeutics Laboratory will advance immunotherapies for cancer patients and be used to study regenerative medicine.

May 3, 2018  |  The UMB President’s Panel on Politics and Policy draws Republican Ehrlich and Democrat Glendening as the former Maryland governors discuss federal-state relations, political divisions.

April 18, 2018  |  UMB's Institute of Human Virology will undertake the largest HIV survey ever conducted in a single country with a $100 million PEPFAR grant.