Deans, Administrative Officers and the President

The University of Maryland, Baltimore’s (UMB) leadership is responsible for the University’s strategic vision. They are dedicated to UMB’s mission to improve the human condition and serve the public good of Maryland and society at-large, and they are committed to its core values of Respect and Integrity, Well-Being and Sustainability, Equity and Justice, and Innovation and Discovery.

The University’s leadership, led by the president, consists of the deans of the seven schools, administrative officers, the Faculty and Staff senates, and the University Counsel. Each part of the leadership structure is vital to creating and supporting our vibrant institution.

Bruce E. Jarrell, MD, FACS


Meet Our President

Bruce E. Jarrell, MD, FACS, was appointed president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore in September 2020 after serving as interim president for eight months. 

Students hanging out in the Court Yard



The deans report directly to the president and are responsible for academic affairs, administration, research, development, information technology, and communications within the seven schools and Health Sciences and Human Services Library.

Purple flowers outside a UMB building


Administrative Officers

Administrative officers are responsible for upholding the core values of UMB while maintaining and developing offices, programs, initiatives, and councils across the University.

University of Maryland, Baltimore Faculty Senate


Faculty Senate

The senate is a conduit to hear about issues from UMB administrators and leaders and pass them down to faculty members, as well as a conduit to gather information from faculty and pass that up to the administration and University leaders, so they can use the information to make UMB a better place for everyone.

Staff Senate


Staff Senate

The Staff Senate advocates on behalf of UMB staff with regard to University policies and procedures that affect eligible employees, work environment and staff morale, and issues impacting wages, benefits, and working conditions. It also leads many Universitywide community outreach activities. 

University Council


University Counsel 

The Office of University Counsel oversees, coordinates, and manages UMB’s legal affairs. The office’s lawyers work closely with administrators, faculty, and staff across the University’s administrative units and professional schools.