Leadership and Staff

Welcome from the Provost, Roger J. Ward

Thank you for taking the time to visit the Office of the Provost website. I am privileged and grateful to serve as University of Maryland, Baltimore’s provost and executive vice president. In my role, I work with University leadership, including the deans of each of UMB’s schools, on a number of initiatives that seek to advance our mission of improving the human condition and serving the public good.

My priorities as provost — which build on our core values and strategic plan — focus on developing and maintaining rigorous academic programs; ensuring that our faculty have opportunities for growth and development and a clear path to promotion; maintaining UMB as a global leader in the areas of engagement, education, and research; and making sure our students are able to thrive in a community that fosters inclusiveness and belonging.

To learn more about me, please visit my University Leadership bio. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out directly at provost@umaryland.edu.

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