The Inauguration of Valerie Sheares Ashby

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Leading Boldly

Surrounded by lush displays of Maryland’s black and gold flower, black-eyed Susans, and state and campus leaders at her investiture ceremony, President Valerie Sheares Ashby made a promise to the campus community and beyond.

“We look at our students as if we are looking at our own children. And so, I say to you, students: By our words and through our actions, we want you to feel that you belong and know that you are welcomed.”

Read “Leading Boldly” at UMBC Magazine


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