Board of Visitors
The Board of Visitors provides advice and counsel to the President on matters pertaining to public outreach, development and policy issues.
Through their involvement, the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science is able to ensure it continues to meet its legislatively defined mission to conduct a comprehensive program to develop and apply predictive ecology for Maryland to the improvement and preservation of the physical environment.
In pursuing this mission, UMCES plays a key role in advancing knowledge in support of Maryland’s international reputation for progressive environmental management and sustainable economic development.
2012 Board of Visitors
Mr. Ronald Kreitner, Chair
WestSide Renaissance, Inc.
Mr. Paul J. Allen
Senior Vice President (Retired), Constellation Energy
Mr. Thomas L. Buckmaster
President, Honeywell Hometown Solutions
Ms. Victoria Childs
President, Friends of Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum
Mr. James E. Connell
President, James E. Connell & Associates
Mr. Mike Dreisbach
Proprietor, Savage River Lodge
Dr. Paul Fischer
President & CEO (Retired), GenVec
Ms. Frances Flanigan
Executive Director (Retired), Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
Mr. Francis E. Gardiner, Jr.
President, Gardiner Realty and Development Company
Mr. Donald Graf
Executive Engineer, MPR Associates, Inc.
Mr. Thomas Lingan
Partner at Venable
Mr. William McAllister, Jr.
Principal, Miles & Stockbridge P.C.
Mr. Charles O. Monk II
Partner, Saul Ewing LLP
Mr. Jonathan Murray
The Murray Group
Mr. C. E. Peck
CEO and Chairman (Retired), Ryland Group, Inc.
Mr. Terence Smith
NPR Commentator and Former Media Correspondent, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer
*The Honoroable Harry Hughes, Chair Emeritus
Former Governor, State of Maryland