Jay A. Perman, MD, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore, is creating a strategic plan that will bring together our strengths and our values to make us greater than the sum of our parts. In an effort that is broadly inclusive, engaging our faculty, staff, students, partners, and communities, we will develop an innovative forward-thinking plan to ensure that the University reaches its full potential as a leader in the changing landscape of higher education, research, service, and community engagement. We will manage our fiscal responsibilities soundly as part of our shared accountability in achieving our real-world thinking and worldwide reach. This will be an action-oriented process that will direct us for the next five years and shape our future for 10 years.