Overview of UMB

This is the organization structure of the university

Organization Structure: This organizational structure (above) outlines the hierarchy and responsibilities within The University of Maryland Baltimore's administration. 


Institutional Overview 

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), the founding institution of the University System of Maryland, brings a 214-year history of achievement to its mission. A thriving academic center and leader in law and health care, UMB serves as a catalyst; advancing scholarship, research, clinical care, social justice, and law. Under the leadership of President Bruce Jarrell, MD, the University is a leading partner in the redevelopment of Baltimore’s Westside. The University of Maryland BioPark, which opened in October 2005, promotes collaborative research opportunities and bioscience innovation. Sponsored research totaled $636 million in Fiscal Year 2022. With 6,931 students and 7.554 faculty members and staff, the University is an economic engine that returns more than $13 in economic activity for every $1 of state general funds appropriation. 


To improve the human condition and serve the public good of Maryland and society at-large through education, research, clinical care, and service. 

Commitment to the Community

UMB maintains a deeply committed partnership with the greater Baltimore area as a prominent anchor institution. UMB students, faculty, and staff annually provide more than 2 million hours of volunteer service to external partners, constituencies, and stakeholders. In addition to its steadfast volunteer service, UMB’s $1.2 billion annual budget generates more than 18,000 jobs each year and produces more than $2.8 billion in annual economic activity. 

Strategic Plan

UMB recently adopted its 2022-2026 Strategic Plan, which is integrated with the University’s Core Values. The planning process has shifted to each school and administrative unit, with each school or unit having developed, within the context of its own strategic plan, “SMART Goals” that map to the outcomes in the UMB Strategic Plan. The plan, available at https://www.umaryland.edu/about-umb/strategic-plan/ was created from the work of a multitude of faculty, staff, students, partners, and friends who dedicated tremendous time and energy to its to its completion. Hundreds more participated in virtual town halls, interactive feedback sessions, focus groups, surveys, and online feedback. The participation was exceptional, but perhaps more impressive is the genuine enthusiasm at all levels for moving the University forward. Six themes were identified as major areas of focus for the strategic plan. Work groups consisting of faculty, staff, and students from across the University, with input from town halls, online surveys, and community focus groups, developed the goals and tactics for each theme. The themes are as follows: 4 

  • Accountability and Integration of Core Values 
  • Student Growth and Success 
  • University Culture, Engagement and Belonging 
  • Innovation and Reimagination 
  • Community Partnership and Collaboration 
  • Global Engagement and Education