Welcome to the Office of the President

Wearing black and gold formal attire, UMBC's president Valerie Shears Ashby poses for a selfie with excited students.


A group of students gathers around a statue of a dog, UMBC's mascot.

“We’re all co-creating UMBC. We all have both the opportunity and the responsibility to create the UMBC that we want to see together.”

Tirzah Khan ’21
Information Systems

Two smiling female students wearing graduation regalia look at a phone together.

“UMBC is unique, creative, and diverse. There’s something in each of us that others can learn from and be inspired by.”

Katie Poteet ’21
Global Studies and Political Science

Two young men, a student and a professor, walk and talk while descending a campus stairwell.

“The Meyerhoff Scholars Program gave me this idea that you can really make a change in your life. You can be whoever you want to be.”

Jordan Troutman ’21,
Computer Science and Mathematics