Co-CurricularThe Co-Curricular Focus Area is supported by the appropriate student affairs deans, UMB Housing, Health Sciences and Human Services Library, and schools. The table below identifies the RTF focus area status of each recommendation or decision followed by a membership roster including the primary and deputy focus area leader. The following initiatives have been approved by senior leadership to move forward as part of the COVID-19 Recovery process.

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Housing In Progress
Summer U In Progress


In Progress


Date Approved

Expected Completion

  • Maximum of two individuals sharing a bathroom 


Fall Semester 2020



On-campus housing continues to be available for all UMB students who think that this will be the best option for them. Students who choose on-campus housing will be required to complete online COVID-19 training provided by UMB and a COVID-19 roommate/living agreement, and there will be additional communications about safely living on campus.

Existing housing license holders may cancel their license due to academic experiences being conducted completely virtually with verification from the school directly to UMB Housing. 

For additional concerns or considerations, please contact UMB Housing. Cancellation requests will need to be submitted no later than June 26, 2020 - please refer to the communication sent by UMB Housing on Friday, June 12. UMB Housing may be able to accommodate flexible license terms based on your academic obligations. 

Because of the changing nature of the pandemic, we caution students who are securing off-campus housing to prioritize living arrangements that promote health and safety and to inquire about flexible lease options and cancellation policies.


In Progress


Date Approved

Expected Completion

  • SummerU approved as presented


Summer 2020

Virtual SummerU Camp

Interim President Bruce Jarrell, MD, FACS, approved a free Virtual SummerU camp for children from Southwest Baltimore partnership schools and UMB students, faculty, and staff. Campers will pick up a box of supplies from URecFit and engage in online and offline activities. 

Focus Area Roster

Primary Focus Area Leader

Patty Alvarez, PhD, MS
Assistant Vice President, Student Affairs
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Deputy Focus Area Leader

Flavius Lilly, PhD, MA, MPH
Vice Provost, Academic & Student Affairs
Vice Dean, Graduate School
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Focus Area Members

Tamara Borisevich
Financial Analyst, Administration and Finance
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Gregory Brightbill, MBA, MEd
Leadership Education & Involvement Program Specialist
Interprofessional Student Learning and Service Initiatives
Staff Senate Representative
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Karen Faraone, DDS, MA
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Clinical Associate Professor, Prosthodontics
University of Maryland School of Dentistry

Larry Fillian, MEd
Associate Dean, Student and Academic Services
University of Maryland School of Nursing

Barbara Gontrum, JD
Senior Associate Dean
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Elizabeth Lamos, MD
Assistant Dean, Student Affairs
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Aishwarya Iyer
GS II, MD/PhD Student
Medical Scientist Training Program
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Student Representative

Cherokee Layson-Wolf, PharmD, BCACP, FAPhA
Associate Dean, Student Affairs
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Douglas Savin, PT, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science
Director, Student Affairs
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Patricia Scott
Assistant Vice President, Enrollment Administration
University Registrar
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Dawn Shafer, LCSW-C
Associate Dean, Student Affairs
University of Maryland School of Social Work


Legal Advisors

Irma Robins, MBA, JD
Deputy General Counsel
Office of University Counsel
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Allison Levin, JD
Staff Attorney
Office of University Counsel
University of Maryland, Baltimore