October 6, 2010

The Universities at Shady Grove Board of Advisors Releases 10th Anniversary Report to the Community

Reflecting on a decade of growth since its inception in 2000, The Universities at Shady Grove’s Board of Advisors (USG, www.shadygrove.umd.edu ) has released its first Report to the Community. Highlighting the more than 3,000 bachelor degrees granted during its first 10 years, the report offers an overview of USG’s past success, present endeavors and future growth opportunities. USG is a collaboration of nine leading public universities in Maryland offering more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Montgomery County. USG offers classes during daytime, evenings and weekends in both full-time and part-time formats supported by a full array of centralized student and academic services.

“By providing a unique pathway to high-quality higher education, USG has increased access to highly sought after programs for thousands of local students who may not have been able to pursue their academic dreams otherwise,” said Stewart Edelstein, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University System of Maryland and Executive Director at USG. “We look forward to USG’s bright future and achieving the goals of adding new programs, constructing a fourth academic building and enrolling 5,000 students by 2015.”

“By opening more doors to excellent and affordable educational opportunities supported by top faculty and administrators, USG is a vital component of the University System of Maryland’s efforts to meet our state’s educational and workforce needs,” said Chancellor William E. Kirwan, University System of Maryland.

Along with a detailed timeline of the campus’s growth during the past 10 years, the Report also outlines student statistics and the personal, compelling stories behind those students; the significance of student scholarships at USG; USG’s commitment to sustainability and the community; the unique USG partnerships that occur with the direction of the USG Board of Advisors; USG’s meeting the region’s workforce needs; and the future of USG.

The full Report to the Community is available for downloading at www.shadygrove.umd.edu/news/2933 .

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