2023-2024 Board of Regents

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Linda R. Gooden


Retired Executive Vice President, Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Services and Officer of the Lockheed Martin Corporation. Member, GM, Home Depot, WGL, and ADP, Inc. Board of Directors. A champion for math, science and technology education, she has served on several executive boards for Maryland institutions, including Universit...

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Geoff J. Gonella

Vice Chair

Geoff J. Gonella is President and Managing Director of Cornerstone, a Washington D.C.-based employee-owned consulting firm that specializes in government relations, public affairs, strategic communications and business advisory services, which he helped found and launch in 2002. Mr. Gonella holds a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Mary...

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Louis Pope


Louis M. Pope is currently President and owner of Century 21 Trademark Realty, Inc., a full service real estate company with offices both in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park in Business Finance and Banking and has been a real estate broker for over 40 years.  He...

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Michelle A. Gourdine, M.D.


Dr. Michelle Gourdine is Chief Medical Officer (interim) and Senior Vice President, Population Health and Primary Care for the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS). As Chief Medical Officer, she works in collaboration with the Chief Medical Officers and other colleagues across the health system's 13 hospitals to advance patient safety, ...

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William T. "Bill" Wood

Assistant Treasurer

William T. "Bill" Wood was appointed in 1999 by Maryland's Governor to the Board of Regents and reappointed for a term beginning July 1, 2018. He is the immediate past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the University System of Maryland Foundation...

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Kevin Atticks

ex officio

Kevin Atticks was appointed Acting Secretary of Agriculture on Jan. 18, 2023. Prior to his appointment, Atticks was CEO (and founder) of Grow & Fortify, a firm that supports value-added agricultural organizations and the businesses they represent. Grow & Fortify published the first assessment of the state’s value-added agricultural industry, i...

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Kevin A. Anderson

ex officio

Kevin A. Anderson is Founder & CEO of Cardinal Atlantic Holdings, an economic and community development firm targeting scaled social impact and investment in urban centers. With specializations in real estate and education technology, CAH advises funds, corporations and governments on economic and community development strategy and projects....

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Hugh Breslin

Hugh J. Breslin, III recently retired after a 41 year TV broadcasting career, most recently in a senior management role for Nexstar Media Group, the largest TV broadcasting company in the United States. He currently does media consulting for HJB3 Media....

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Ellen Fish

Ellen R. Fish serves as the Baltimore Region Market Leader for Sandy Spring Bank where she is responsible for the Bank’s commercial expansion in the Baltimore region. She previously served as Hamilton Bank’s Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer where she had responsibility for the Bank’s branches, IT, operations, marketing, l...

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Anwer Hasan

Anwer Hasan has more than 37 years of experience in water and other infrastructure projects in USA and overseas. He has worked in USA, UK, Afghanistan, UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. Mr. Hasan is currently managing an infrastructure unit of 130 full-time staff with annual revenue of $40 million....

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Robert Hur

Robert K. Hur serves as Special Counsel with the U.S. Department of Justice. In January 2023, Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Mr. Hur to conduct the investigation of the possible unauthorized removal and retention of classified documents discovered at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement and the Wilmington, Delaw...

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Isiah (Ike) Leggett

Isiah (Ike) Leggett served three consecutive terms as Montgomery County Executive (2006-2018). In 2016, he served as president of Maryland Association of Counties and president of the County Executives of America. Before becoming County Executive, Leggett served as an at-large member on the County Council and as Council president three times. H...

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Yvette Lewis

Yvette Lewis is a lifelong grassroots activist with a proven record as a Democratic leader.  She has been an organizer and a prolific fundraiser for the Maryland Democratic Party....

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Charles T. (Tom) McMillen

Tom McMillen—Olympian, Rhodes Scholar, professional basketball player, Congressman, author, businessman—first received acclaim in high school when he was named the best basketball player in the US, featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated....

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Yehuda Neuberger

Yehuda Neuberger is an active private equity investor, with investments in a broad range of business sectors. He serves on the Boards of Directors for many companies and not-for-profit institutions, including serving as Chair of The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore. Yehuda is a graduate of Ner Israel Rabbinical College, Johns Hopkins U...

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Steven Sibel

Steven Sibel is a partner with Caves Valley Partners, one of the most active real estate developers in the Baltimore Metropolitan market, and a veteran of the Maryland real estate industry since 1985. He is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association and a graduate of the Freeman School of Business at Tulane University and the University of ...

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Andy Smarick

Andy Smarick was previously the chair of the Maryland Higher Education Commission and president of the Maryland State Board of Education. His other government experience includes serving as an aide in the White House Domestic Policy Counsel, deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Education, legislative assistant at the U.S. House o...

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Josiah Parker

Student Regent

* Term expires 6/30/2025

Josiah Parker is a current undergraduate student at Salisbury University pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Business with a Marketing concentration and a double minor in Entrepreneurship and Multimedia Journalism. Josiah is a graduate of Eleanor Roosevelt High School's AP Capstone Research program where he delved into the social sciences o...

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Dhruvak Mirani

Student Regent

* Term expires 6/30/2026

Dhruvak Mirani is an undergraduate student at the University of Maryland, College Park, pursuing dual degrees in Computer Science and Government and Politics with a concentration in International Relations. From June 2023 to May 2024, Mirani served as Student Liaison to the College Park City Council. In this capacity, he led student voter regist...

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Office of the Board of Regents
University System of Maryland
3300 Metzerott Road
Adelphi, MD 20783
Phone: 301.445.2701
Fax: 301.445.1931