Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley has appointed UMBC sophomore Collin Wojciechowski ’13, political science and media and communication studies, as 2011-12 student regent for the University System of Maryland (USM). Wojciechowski’s one-year term on the Board of Regents, which governs the USM, will begin July 1, 2011. Wojciechowski is a Sondheim Public Affairs Scholar and director of the Office of Government and Community Affairs for the UMBC Student Government Association (SGA).
During his tenure as student regent, Wojciechowski hopes to work with the board to continue to protect the quality and affordability of education in Maryland and improve college accessibility for underrepresented populations. He also looks forward to interacting with more senior board members. “Having worked with colleagues far more advanced in their careers,” says Wojciechowski, “the most important thing I’ve learned is how to listen. Diverse perspectives are necessary for us to understand and address the challenges we face.”
The USM specifies that the 17 members of the Board of Regents “oversee the system’s academic, administrative and financial operations; formulate policy; and appoint the USM chancellor and the presidents of the system’s 12 institutions.” Learn more about Collin Wojciechowski and his new position on the Board of Regents through the UMBC News blog.