USM Office

The system office of the University System of Maryland, led by Chancellor Robert L. Caret, is the staff to the Board of Regents. Staff members advocate on behalf of the 12 USM institutions, facilitate collaboration and efficiencies among the institutions, and provide information about the system to the public.

With leadership from the USM Board of Regents and Chancellor Caret, the system office coordinates academic programs, assists with long-range planning and resource management, facilitates private fund raising, and provides financial stewardship.

The system office is located at 3300 Metzerott Road in Adelphi.The Office, referred to in short as USM Office, houses the offices of the USM Chancellor and the Board of Regents, including:

Find out more about USM Chancellor Robert L. Caret and his office, including:


Academic Affairs
Here you can find information on Academic Programs, Articulation, Faculty Affairs, Institutional Research, Planning and Accountability, Research and Federal Relations, and more.

Administration and Finance
Here you can find information on Budget Analysis, Building Services, Capital Planning, Financial Affairs, Human Resources, Information Technology, Internal Audit, National IR Database, and more.

Here you can find information on Development.

The Office of Communications provides leadership and support to the Board of Regents, the Chancellor, and other USM offices in the areas of strategic communications and marketing, crisis communications, speechwriting, media relations, social media, publications, and website management. The office manages Way2GoMaryland, USM's program designed to encourage more students to begin preparing for college early. In addition, the office coordinates systemwide communication initiatives through the
USM Communications Council and other collaborative activities.

Economic Development
The Office of Economic Development supports institutional and systemwide efforts to advance the state's economic development objectives by:

  • developing policies and programs that foster company creation, tech transfer, talent development, industry and government R&D;
  • promoting partnerships with key government, industry and community stakeholders; and
  • developing benchmarks and reporting on the impact of USM's economic development activities.

Government Relations
Government Relations represents the University System of Maryland to the Maryland General Assembly and the Executive Branch of State Government in matters of interest to the Board of Regents, the Chancellor and the System as a whole.

Legislative Testimony
USM Office testimony from legislative sessions.

Directions to the USM System Office
Look here for directions and map to the USM System Office.

System Office Staff Directory
Find Staff at the System Office.