ϡȱ Timeline

The ϡȱ was created in 1988 from (BTSUC). Following is a timeline of important events in ϡȱ's history.

1807

College of Medicine founded in Baltimore; rechartered in 1812 as the University of ϡȱ.

College of Medicine founded in Baltimore; rechartered in 1812 as the University of ϡȱ.

1840

ϡȱ General Assembly charters an independent Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, the first dental college in the world

(predecessor of the Dental School, University of ϡȱ at Baltimore)

University of ϡȱ Baltimore Dental School

1856

ϡȱ General Assembly charters the ϡȱ Agricultural College at College Park

the country's third college of agriculture (predecessor of University of ϡȱ, College Park); achieves land-grant status in 1865.

1865

Baltimore Normal School founded as a training school for black teachers

(predecessor of Bowie State University)

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1866

ϡȱ State Normal School for teachers founded .

(predecessor of Towson University)

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1886

Delaware Conference Academy founded

(predecessor of the University of ϡȱ Eastern Shore); achieves land-grant status in 1890.

University of ϡȱ Eastern Shore Logo

1888

ϡȱ Agricultural Experiment Station opens


ϡȱ Agricultural Experiment Station Picture

1898

State Normal School No. 2 at Frostburg founded as a teacher-training school

(predecessor of Frostburg State University)

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1900

Coppin State College founded as a training school for black elementary school teachers in Baltimore

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1914

ϡȱ Cooperative Extension Service established

1920

ϡȱ General Assembly merges the professional schools in Baltimore with the ϡȱ State College of Agriculture at College Park to create the University of ϡȱ, College Park and the University of ϡȱ, Baltimore.

University of ϡȱ College Park Logo

University of ϡȱ, Baltimore Logo

1925

Salisbury State College (predecessor of Salisbury University) founded as a two-year teacher-training school.

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1925

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, founding component of the UMCenter for Environmental Science, established.

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1925

University of Baltimore founded.

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1949

College of Special and Continuation Studies established (becomes University of ϡȱ University College in 1959).

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1963

ϡȱ General Assembly creates the Board of Trustees of the State Colleges to assume control of five former state teachers colleges: Bowie State, Coppin State, Frostburg State, Salisbury State, and Towson State.

1966

University of ϡȱ, Baltimore County founded.

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1970

ϡȱ General Assembly establishes a five-campus University of ϡȱ network comprising University of ϡȱ at Baltimore, University of ϡȱ Baltimore County, University of ϡȱ, College Park, University of ϡȱ Eastern Shore, and University of ϡȱ University College.

1975

University of Baltimore, a private institution, joins the Board of Trustees of the State Colleges System as an upper-division institution.

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1976

ϡȱ General Assembly changes the name of the Board of Trustees of the State Colleges System to the State University and College System of ϡȱ.

1977

University of ϡȱ Sea Grant Program established; designated a Sea Grant College in 1982.

University of ϡȱ Sea Grant Program

1985

University of ϡȱ Biotechnology Institute established.

1988

University of ϡȱ System created from the merger of the five University of ϡȱ institutions and the six members of the State University and College System of ϡȱ.

John S. Toll appointed first chancellor of the new system.

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1990

Donald N. Langenberg appointed as second chancellor of the system.

ϡȱ's second chancellor Donald N. Langenberg

1997

University of ϡȱ System becomes ϡȱ.

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1999

Legislation provides ϡȱ institutions greater autonomy, particularly in the creation of new programs, and grants the ϡȱ the status of a public corporation.

2000

Opening of the Universities at Shady Grove, ϡȱ's first regional center.

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2002

William E. Kirwan appointed third chancellor of the system.

ϡȱ's third chancellor, William (Brit) E. Kirwan

2005

Opening of the ϡȱ at Hagerstown, ϡȱ's second regional center.

ϡȱ Hagerstown logo

2008

ϡȱ celebrates its 20th anniversary.

2008

ϡȱ Launches Way2Goϡȱ.

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2010

Strategic realignment implemented to integrate former UMBI centers with ϡȱ institutions for enhanced collaborative research.

2012

Launch of University of ϡȱ: MPowering the State (a structured collaboration between UMB and UMCP).

MPowering the State

2012

ϡȱ Launches Center for Academic Transformation.

William E. Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation

2013

ϡȱ celebrates its 25th anniversary.

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2015

Robert L. Caret (appointed December 2014) begins as fourth chancellor of the system.

ϡȱ's fourth chancellor, Robert L. Caret

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2019

ϡȱ at Southern ϡȱ joins ϡȱ as its third regional higher education center.

March 1, 2019
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2020

Jay A. Perman, MD (appointed November 2019) begins as fifth chancellor of the system.

ϡȱ's fourth chancellor, Robert L. Caret

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