June 12, 2024
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University System’s Chancellor Caret to speak at BWI Business Partnership meeting

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Robert L. Caret Biography Photo (1)University System of Maryland Chancellor Dr. Robert Caret, will be the keynote speaker at the BWI Business Partnership’s Signature Breakfast, which will be held Thursday, December 10th at 7:45 a.m. at The Marriott BWI, 1743 West Nursery Road in Linthicum.

Before joining USM as chancellor, Caret was president of the University of Massachusetts System (UMass) from 2011 until 2015 where he  secured additional state funding, allowing UMass to freeze tuition and mandatory fees for in-state undergraduate students for two consecutive years.

Prior to his tenure at UMass, Dr. Caret spent  more than 25-years at Towson University (TU), where he  served as president from 2003 to 2011,as well as a faculty member, dean, executive vice president and provost. He created partnerships with regional business, non-profit and civic organizations and undertook a capital fundraising and building campaign to support campus infrastructure improvements. 

The Partnership is excited to welcome Chancellor Caret back to Maryland and to our Breakfast series,” said Greg Pecoraro, Executive Director of the Partnership. “Although his previous service makes the him a well-known leader in our state, we all look forward to learning more about his experiences in his new role, and his vision for our University System.           

Advance registration for the breakfast opens November 20th and is required by Thursday, December 3rd.  To register, members should visit www.bwipartner.org.  Non-members may attend for $65 if space is available, and must call 410-859-1000 to register. 

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