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.


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.

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.