Steering Committee Roster



Claire M. Fraser, PhD

Dean’s Endowed Professor of Medicine
Director of the Institute for Genome Sciences
School of Medicine


Roger J. Ward, EdD, JD, MPA

Chief Accountability Officer
Vice President, Operations and Planning
Vice Dean, Graduate School
Office of Operations and Planning & Graduate School

Committee Members


Colette P. Beaulieu

Office Manager/Web Support
Staff Senate President
Health Sciences and Human Services Library

G. Scott Bitner, MBA, CPA

G. Scott Bitner, MBA, CPA

Interim Chief Financial Officer
Associate Vice President, Budget and Finance
Office of Administration and Finance

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Susan C. Buskirk, MS

Assistant Vice President
Office of Accountability and Compliance


Brian S. Coats, ScD

Executive Director, Technology Integration
Center for Information Technology Services (CITS)


Angela Fowler-Young, MRP

Director, Capital Budget & Planning
Office of Administration & Finance


Geoffrey Heinzl

PhD Candidate, Pharmaceutical Sciences
President, University Student Government Association (USGA)
School of Pharmacy/Graduate School


James B. Kaper, PhD

Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Professor and Chair, Department of Microbiology & Immunology
School of Medicine


Laura Kozak, MA

Associate Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs
Office of Communications and Public Affairs


Bethany Lee, PhD MSW

Associate Dean for Research & Associate Professor
School of Social Work


Anthony F. Lehman, MD, MSPH

Senior Associate Dean, Office of Clinical Affairs
Professor of Psychiatry
School of Medicine


Flavius R. W. Lilly, PhD, MA, MPH

Senior Associate Dean, Graduate School
Assistant Vice President, Academic and Student Affairs
Office of Academic Affairs & Graduate School


Mark D. Macek, DDS, DrPH

Professor, Dental Public Health
Director, Office of Instructional Evaluation
Diplomate, American Board of Dental Public Health
School of Dentistry


Sarah L. J. Michel, PhD

President, University Faculty Senate
Associate Professor & Graduate Program Director
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
School of Pharmacy

Isabel Rambob, DDS

Isabel Rambob, DDS

Assistant Professor
GP Director
Department of General Dentistry
School of Dentistry


James N. Reynolds, MBA

Assistant Vice President, Fiscal and Academic Affairs
Office of Academic Affairs

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Terry B. Rogers, PhD

Assistant Dean for Research Affairs
Executive Director, Office of Research Affairs
Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology 
School of Medicine


Maxwell Stearns, JD

Professor of Law and Marbury Research Professor
Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development
School of Law



Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs
Executive Director, Health Sciences and Human Services Library
Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region
Office of Academic Affairs


Nina M. Trocky, DNP, RN, NE-BC, CCRA

Interim Associate Dean for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program
Assistant Professor
School of Nursing

Tonya J. Webb, PhD

Tonya J. Webb, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
School of Medicine


Angela Wilks, PhD

Program Chair, Chemical and Biological Discovery
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
School of Pharmacy

  • Develop strategic plan themes and high-level goals based on:
    • UMB mission, vision, core values
    • Middle States self-study goals, president’s goals, USM goals, current strategic planning goals, schools' strategic goals, others
    • Involve deans, VPs, shared governance councils, local community, UMMC/UMMS, key members of schools' Board of Visitors, UMB Foundation, local associations, others
  • Universitywide feedback/input sessions on themes and goals
  • Draft goals
  • Draft plan
  • Finalize and adopt plan
  • Design implementation plan

Steering Committee  

Steering Committee - 23 Members
  • All seven schools represented
  • Central administration
  • Faculty Senate
  • Staff Senate
  • Student Senate
  • 12 faculty
  • 10 staff
  • One student
Logistics Committee – 8 Members
  • Institute for Genome Science
  • Operations and Planning
  • Communications
  • Human Resources
  • Academic and Student Affairs
Roles and Responsibilities

Develop a plan that is objective and action-oriented to direct, anchor, and define UMB for the next five years.

  • Develop and recommend to UMB’s executive leadership the strategic themes and goals that will form the core of the 2017-2021 plan.
  • Engage our faculty, staff, students, partners, and communities in a transparent process to receive input and feedback on the strategic themes and goals.
  • Suggest ways in which members of the University community can play an active role in monitoring and assessing the effectiveness of the plan’s implementation over the next five years.