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New USM Chancellor Robert Caret visits SU



New University System of Maryland Chancellor Robert Caret visited Salisbury University today, meeting with a variety of campus administrators and students to feel both the positive energy and frustrations of the campus.

“I’ve seen a lot of the growth here,” Caret said. “It is a campus that is poised for growth.”

The USM Chancellor is responsible for working with the 17-member USM Board of Regents and college presidents around the state in order to get more college students to graduate, to graduate on time and to effectively provide affordable higher education.

Caret has previously been the president of three universities, San Jose State University, Towson University and most recently the University of Massachusetts, before taking over as the USM Chancellor July 1.

He is taking a very hands on approach to his new role, touring each of the 12 campuses in the USM system this fall.

“The first thing is to give everybody a chance to explain to me their perspective of the world,” Caret said. “And to also learn the different parts of the system, and then to figure out where I play a role in doing things that need to be done that we can do as a system together.”

Caret will be speaking in Perdue Hall tomorrow from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Look for more on Caret in an upcoming print edition of The Flyer.

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