President’s Panel on Politics and Policy

Former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele, JD, talked about the state of U.S. politics and the 2020 presidential race at the latest President's Panel on Politics and Policy.

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September 18, 2020  |  On the Sept. 17 edition of "Virtual Face to Face with Dr. Bruce Jarrell," a discussion of UMB's new Community Engagement Center.

September 10, 2020  |  University System of Maryland Board of Regents unanimously picks longtime UMB leader, who has served as interim president since January 2020.

August 7, 2020  |  In the Aug. 6 edition of Virtual Face to Face with Dr. Bruce Jarrell: A discussion on USM plans for fall learning at system institutions with Chancellor Jay A. Perman.

February 27, 2020  |  Former Maryland lieutenant governor and Republican National Committee chair talks about Trump, Sanders, presidential race, and more in President's Panel on Politics and Policy.

January 17, 2020  |  Event honors the legacy of former UMB President Jay A. Perman and the leadership of Interim President Bruce Jarrell.