Emergency Information Take Over
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Dr. Perman answered questions submitted online beforehand, as well as those asked by attendees.
On September 20, 2010,
Campus safety was on the minds of many, only days after a shooting inside
As for the incident at
Also helping to make the campus safer is Dr. Perman’s initiative to connect the campus more with the community that surrounds it. ”I am driven to make a difference in this community,” said Dr. Perman, who has already met with leaders of local churches, charitable groups and neighborhood improvement associations. “Our neighbors provide a very important piece of the learning we provide to our students.” By helping to improve the lives of our neighbors, Dr. Perman hopes the campus will become an integral part of a revived
Developing collaborative efforts between all UMB schools is of great importance to Dr. Perman. “We have to do more to assure that even as we grow our individual schools, we are also looking at more ways to work together,” he said. “We need to leverage each other so that the sum of the parts is greater than the individual parts.”
Dr. Perman assured the crowd that he would be visiting all of the schools, institutes and programs, to see what each has to contribute. “It’s important for me to get out there and see what you’re doing,” he says. “It’s my job to get out there and brag on you all.”
Other topics on which Dr. Perman touched were the campus’ green initiatives; a soon-to-be-revealed branding campaign to help distinguish UMB from other
Dr. Perman’s next Q&A is scheduled for October 18 from noon until 1pm at the Pharmacy Hall Addition. To submit questions for his consideration, please visit http://www.umaryland.edu/president/feedback/index.html.
Chief Antonio Williams talked about campus safety.
Attendees had the opportunity to ask anything of the president.