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New Director of University Senate Office Appointed

By Maryland Today Staff

Senior Vice President and Provost Jennifer King Rice sent the following email to the campus community today:

I am delighted to announce that after a successful, highly competitive search, Ms. Veronica Marin has been appointed to the position of director of the University Senate Office. The director of the Senate Office supports senate operations and functions in an advisory capacity to university leadership to aid in the interpretation and understanding of policies that have been established through the senate process. The leader of the office will be a collaborative partner, offering transparent communications to the university community and its leadership. I am confident that Ms. Marin's leadership experience, knowledge of campus operations, appreciation for shared governance and collaborative nature will be of great use in her new role. Ms. Marin served as assistant director of visitor engagement for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for five years. Most recently, she has served as director of program management for the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. She will begin as Senate director on Jan. 30.

Mr. Willie Brown, a Senate past chair, has served as interim director since August. Willie's many years of leadership experience at UMD were invaluable to the Senate Office while a search was conducted. He has dedicated countless hours in order to ensure a smooth operational transition and I am incredibly grateful for his service.

I would also like to thank Dylan Baker, the hiring official for the position, and the search committee, chaired by Daniel Falvey, for dedicating the time to run a successful, expedient search. We had a number of qualified candidates, and the committee did a wonderful job during the interview and selection process. The full list of committee members is as follows:

  • Daniel Falvey (chair), professor and associate chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences
  • James Bond, director of student conduct, Division of Student Affairs
  • Kassidy Jacobs, undergraduate student
  • Elizabeth Lathrop, proposal development specialist, A. James Clark School of Engineering
  • Ann Tonggarwee, deputy chief of staff, President’s Office
  • Lynn Mullineaux, staff to the committee, Provost’s Office

Please join me in welcoming Ms. Marin to her new role on campus and sharing in my appreciation to Willie and the search committee.


Jennifer King Rice

Jennifer King Rice
Senior Vice President and Provost

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