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SPP Alum Joins University System of Maryland Board of Regents

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On July 1, Governor Larry Hogan appointed four new members to the University of Maryland Board of Regents, including School of Public Policy alum Andrew Smarick MPM ’01.

Smarick brings extensive experience in education policy to this position, including roles within the nonprofit sector and state and federal government. He notably served as the president of the Maryland State Board of Education and as the deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. He is currently chair of the Maryland Higher Education Commission. 

Smarick is also a senior fellow of the Manhattan Institute, a think tank centered on domestic and urban policy issues. In this position, he explores topics related to education, civil society, and American conservatism.

In his new role as a regent, Smarick will oversee the system’s operations and develop higher education policies. He will serve for a term of five years


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