President's Politics and Policy Panel

UMB President Jay A. Perman, MD, welcomed former Maryland governors Parris N. Glendening, PhD, MA, and Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., JD, on May 1, 2018, for a discussion on intergovernmental relations moderated by journalist Bruce DePuyt. Read the story. 

The Office of Government Affairs serves as the primary point of contact on behalf of the University with state, federal, and local government officials and their staff, as well as community leaders.  

We develop collaborative opportunities and initiatives for the University, maintain positive relationships with government officials, oversee legislation and related issues, guide testimony and information provided to public officials, and ensure that the University has a coordinated and unified position on issues relating to the public sector.

The Office of Government Affairs should be informed of any matters where public officials are involved in University affairs or where members of the UMB community are reaching out in their official capacity to public officials.


November 7, 2018  |  Health Sciences Research Facility III, the largest ever in the history of the University System of Maryland, opens with virtual ribbon-cutting.

November 2, 2018  |  Dr. Kathleen Neuzil will be the only U.S. member to serve on the World Health Organization Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE).

October 19, 2018  |  UMB President Jay A. Perman, MD, asks Baltimore business and civic leaders to apply the same effort used to transform Baltimore's downtown to improving its Westside community.

September 13, 2018  |  UMB President Jay A. Perman, MD, explained the benefits of the P-TECH technology education program at a gathering of government, business, and education leaders in Annapolis.

August 16, 2018  |  UMB impresses staffers from Maryland's U.S. congressional delegation with the University's innovative research facilities and its successful community engagement initiatives.