Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Where in the world is Peter Smith?

If you've ever wondered what is Peter Smith up to these days, wonder no further.

Smith, the founding president of CSU Monterey Bay, has been appointed the Orkand Endowed Chair and Professor of Innovative Practices in Higher Education at University of Maryland University College.

Smith began its two-year tenure on April 4. In his new role, Smith will collaborate with the college's academic leadership and collegiate faculty to strengthen the university’s strategic position and its learning and support services. He will also serve on the provost’s Academic Innovation Advisory Council, which will be established to help guide the academic direction of the university.

The Orkand Chair was established through an endowment from Donald S. Orkand, founder of the Orkand Corporation and former chair of UMUC’s Board of Visitors, to advance research and scholarship at the university by bringing scholars of national repute to the institution.

Smith was responsible for building CSUMB from the ground up during his tenure from 1995 to 2005. He guided the institution through all stages of accreditation and raised nearly $100 million from external sources for the development of academic buildings and programs.

For more information about the appointment, click here.

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