UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND:


  •   Led efforts to establish an “expectation of greatness” at the University of Maryland that
      has positioned the campus as one of the leading national and international institutions.
      Selected five peer institutions (UC Berkeley, UCLA, University of Michigan, University
      of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) and
      benchmarked university progress against them in all university activities (e.g., academic
      programs, graduation rates, facilities, alumni support).
  •   Increased the stature of the University as a thriving, innovative, entrepreneurial
      institution that capitalizes on its ‘unfair advantages’ of location and flagship status for the
      benefit of its faculty, students, the State and the community.
  •   Created the University of Maryland College Park Foundation and the Board of Trustees
      to provide leadership in fundraising, advocacy and counsel on strategic issues (2000).
  •   With broad campus and community input, developed the 10 year Strategic Plan:
      Transforming Maryland (2008), to guide the University’s investment of human and
      material resources. Plan includes annual goals, measurable outputs and internal
      reallocation of resources to strengthen undergraduate and graduate programs, expand
      research and partnerships, increase international activities, and enhance the surrounding
  •   Promoted a culture of mentoring and faculty-student engagement on campus.
          o Created the “President’s Promise” to guarantee every undergraduate a special
               opportunity for personal growth beyond the academic major through hands-
               onresearch, internships, study abroad or community service.
          o Offered an open invitation to every UM student for lunch with him and asked for
               at least one handshake from every student annually.
  •   Established the Maryland Incentive Awards program to recruit and provide full support
      (4 years, room, board, tuition and fees) to Baltimore and Prince George’s County high
      school students of outstanding potential who have overcome extraordinary adversity
      during their lives.
  •   Created Maryland Day, the first campus-wide annual open house to connect the
      University to the greater community. It attracts 75,000 attendees annually and is staffed
      by 8,500 staff, student and faculty volunteers.
  •   Developed plan for the East Campus initiative, a 38-acre town center project that, on full
      build-out, will transform the community around the University, serve the College Park
      Metro site and research parks, facilitate revitalization of the Route 1 corridor and create
      more than 1000 permanent jobs. East Campus is projected to deliver economic revenue

       exceeding $1 billion to the State, Prince George’s County, and the City of College Park
       over 35 years.
   •   Led the national dialogue on many issues in higher education, including university
       funding models, the value of international students, export and deemed export controls,
       visa restrictions, and the need for universities to avoid unnecessary restrictions on the
       international flow of information through educational institutions. His leadership has
       been featured in local, national and international media.
   •   Influenced the national debate on competitiveness, serving on the committee that
       authored the Rising Above the Gathering Storm report (2005). The report proposed steps
       to increase U.S. competitiveness through research funding, investments in K-12 science
       and math education, and enhanced opportunities for entrepreneurship.
   •   Created the position of Director of Federal Relations, increasing advocacy for the
       University’s interests on Capitol Hill and strengthening partnerships with federal
   •   Significantly strengthened the University of Maryland’s ties to China.
           o Created the University of Maryland-China Research Park, the first China
                Research Park established outside the Chinese mainland in its history.
           o Established the Confucius Institute (CI) at Maryland, the first CI founded among
                60 in the U.S. and 282 worldwide. The CI supports initiatives that promote
                Chinese history, language and culture in collaboration with the University and
                other schools.
   •   At President Mote’s request, his wife Patsy Mote designed the turtle pin as an enduring
       symbol of the University of Maryland, which is given personally by President Mote to
       university award recipients, officers, donors and friends in recognition of their
       extraordinary contributions to the University mission. Mrs. Mote is one of the
       University’s greatest advocates and assets. She has served on the Maryland Arts Council,
       chairs the Art in Public Places Panel of Prince George’s County, serves on the Clarice
       Smith Center Leadership Council, and plans and hosts all events each year in the
       President’s Residence. She personally designs and creates flower and other decorations
       for all events, no matter what their size.


Excellent Students
   • Attracted record number of applicants: 28,500 in 2009 compared to 16,000 in 1998.
   • Enrolled increasingly more selective classes: Fall 2009 class was the highest qualified
       ever with average 3.93 GPA and median SAT of 1295 (compared to 3.54 GPA and 1205
       SAT in 1998).
   • Became the institution of choice for the State’s top students. Three-fourths of the most
       qualified Maryland high school graduates who stay in-state enroll at the University.
   • Established a Student Success Policy that dramatically increased graduation rates of
       students from all racial and ethnic backgrounds -- approximately 20% since 1999; the 6-
       year graduation rate for all students is now 82% and climbing (compared to 65% in 1998).
       The 4-year graduation rate doubled from 32% for the class of 1998 to 66% for the class
       of 2009.

   •   Created a National Scholarships Office to facilitate student preparation to compete for the
       most prestigious national scholarships. In 2009, UM students won a record 111 awards.
   •   Created the Philip Merrill Presidential Scholars Program to honor the University’s most
       successful seniors, their designated University mentors and the K-12 teachers who guided
       their paths.
   •   Created the University Medal to recognize the top graduating senior every year.

Access and Affordability
   • Created three-part Pathways program to award need-based aid to UM undergraduates to
       minimize debt at graduation. Pathways I provides room and board, tuition and fees while
       guaranteeing a debt-free, four-year graduation opportunity for students from poverty-
       level circumstances. Pathways II preserves Pell Grant support for students who contribute
       financially to their educational expenses by working; and Pathways III caps the
       accumulated debt at graduation to the cost of one year’s attendance for rising seniors
       from moderate-income families.
   • Launched the Keep Me Maryland fundraising campaign in 2009 to provide emergency
       financial aid for students at risk of dropping out; raised $386,000 in 9 months.
   • Created the Maryland Transfer Advantage Program, a partnership between the University
       of Maryland and Anne Arundel Community College, College of Southern Maryland,
       Montgomery College and Prince George’s Community College, that provides counseling
       and guarantees the opportunity to transfer to the University of Maryland for community
       college students who meet certain standards.

Academic Programs
   • Increased challenge, rigor and engagement in the University’s undergraduate programs,
     establishing an Honors College and adding new College Park Scholars and living-
     learning programs (e.g., CIVICUS).
   • Established the Federal Semester Program, enabling undergraduates to engage in policy
     issues in timely areas (health care, homeland security, American Middle East policy) in
     Washington, DC and to hold federal internships; Congressionally-directed $950K grant
     in FY09 significantly expanded the program.
   • Five undergraduate initiatives are now recognized as “Programs to Look For” by U.S.
     News & World Report: Learning Communities, First Year Experience, Internships,
     Undergraduate Research/Creative Projects, and Service Learning (2009).
   • Convened a Task Force to develop new General Education requirements for
     undergraduate education that will prepare students to participate fully in 21st century
     society; these new requirements are expected to go into effect in Fall 2011.
   • Completed a comprehensive review of all 83 UM doctoral programs, including
     recruitment strategies, fellowship awards, time-to-degree, placements and optimal
     program size, and provided all programs with guidance for strengthening the quality and
     success of their graduate students; redesigned the fellowship program to attract the most
     competitive Ph.D. students.

   • Established a Diversity Plan Steering Committee in 2009 to propose diversity and
       inclusion goals for the next decade and recommend ways to achieve them.

   •   Made major progress in closing the achievement gap: UM ranked 14th in the nation for
       improved graduation rates for underrepresented minorities (2002-2007), and had the 4th
       highest 2007 graduation rate for underrepresented minorities among public research
       universities (2010 Education Trust Study).
   •   Raised the six-year graduation rate of African American students from 46% in 1998 to
       70% in 2009.
   •   Ranked 8th among all universities in the nation for Ph.D.s awarded to African Americans
   •   Rated #2 nationally for number of African American science and engineering
       undergraduates who go on to earn Ph.D.s, eclipsed only by Harvard (among non-HBCU
       institutions; NSF, 2008).
   •   Established and funded the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and
       Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora.
   •   Created the Asian American Studies Program (2000), the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and
       Transgender Studies Certificate Program (2002), and the U.S. Latina/o Studies Minor
   •   Advocated forcefully for domestic partner benefits for University of Maryland employees.
       The State began providing same-sex domestic partner health benefits to Maryland State
       employees and retirees in July 2009; President Mote was recognized for his leadership of
       this effort with the campus “Champion of Diversity” award.

Faculty Quality
   • Attracted extraordinary faculty to the University, and increased the number of faculty
       who have received prestigious awards and honors, including three Nobel Prizes (Tom
       Schelling in Economics, Bill Phillips and John Mather in Physics). In 2010, a total of 57
       faculty are elected members of the National Academies and American Academy of Arts
       and Sciences, triple the number in 1998.
   • Enhanced faculty research competitiveness; across the entire university, on average,
       faculty members now raise more than $3 in research funds for every $1 paid in salary by
       the State.
   • Established the faculty appointment titles of College Park Professor and Professor of the
       Practice to attract top scientists/scholars and practitioners who are interested in
       contributing to the University’s teaching and research.

Academic Programs and Centers
   • Established a new School of Public Health (2006) to advance the public health needs and
     policies of the State of Maryland, the nation and the world.
   • Created the Fischell Department of Bioengineering and the Robert E. Fischell Institute
     for Biomedical Devices.
   • Established cutting edge University institutes and centers, including the:
         o Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) with NIST
         o UM-NIST Center for Nanomanufacturing and Metrology
         o Maryland Institute for Minority Achievement and Urban Education
         o Maryland Population Research Center
         o Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies
         o Center for Food Safety and Security Systems

         o Roshan Center for Persian Studies
         o Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory
         o Colvin Institute of Real Estate Development
  •   Created the Master of Professional Studies to offer targeted Master’s programs for
      working professionals in the area; Masters of Professional Studies in 10 disciplines have
      been offered over the past 12 years.

  • U.S. News & World Report: UM’s national rank soared from #30 in 1998 to #18 in 2009,
    among public research institutions; 29 programs in the Top 10, and 78 programs in the
    Top 25 nationally in 2009.
  • Academic Ranking of World Universities: #37 in the world, up from #75 in 2003; #28 in
    the nation and #12 among U.S. flagships in 2010.
  • Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Best Value: #8 in 2010, up from 28 in 2008; rankings
    based on quality and cost factors.
  • Named “America’s Greenest Campus” by Climate Culture in 2009.


  •   Created M-Square, the University of Maryland Research Park, located on 130 acres
      adjacent to the University of Maryland; the park has capacity for 2 million square feet
      and 6,500 employees at full occupancy. Tenants include the:
          o Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL)
          o National Foreign Language Center (NLFC)
          o National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Center for
              Weather and Climate Prediction
          o UM/Pacific Northwest National Lab Joint Global Change Research Institute
          o Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC)
          o USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
          o UM/FDA Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN)
          o UM Center for Food, Nutrition and Agriculture Policy (CFNAP)
          o Food and Drug Administration Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
          o Intelligence Advance Research Projects Activity (IARPA)
          o American Center for Physics
          o PNC Bank Computer Center
  •   Research funding increased by more than 150% since 1998, from $205.5 million in 1998
      to $518 million in 2009 (the highest funding ever for a Maryland public university); 2009
      research awards increased by 30% over 2008.
  •   Established major research initiatives to address society’s most pressing concerns,
      including national security, climate change, alternative energy, health care and food
      Major research grants and contracts include:

         o National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism
             ($20+ million)
         o STARTALK ($7.6 million)
         o Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites ($93 million)
         o Energy Frontier Research Center ($14 million)
         o Physics Frontier Center ($12.5 million)
         o Center for Applied Electromagnetics ($20 million)
         o Prevention Control of Avian Influenza ($11.5 million)
         o Brain Imaging Center ($2 million)
         o Automatic Crop Irrigation System ($5.2 million).
  •   Expanded University partnerships with federal agencies and laboratories through formal
      agreements, including:
         o National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
         o National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
         o Agricultural Research Service Beltsville Area (USDA)
         o Smithsonian Institution
         o NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
         o National Security Agency
         o National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
         o National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
  •   Created two National Security Agency laboratory operations: the Center for Advanced
      Study of Language (CASL) and the Laboratory for Telecommunications Sciences (LTS).


  •   Chaired the University System of Maryland (USM) Presidential Task Force on Research
      and Economic Competitiveness; the Task Force report identifies five USM research
      centers that could become internationally competitive within five years and proposes a
      direct economic development initiative that will create or recruit 325 new companies to
      the State over ten years (2009).
  •   Established the Maryland International Incubator in partnership with the State of
      Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (2009). The incubator is
      a one-stop gateway that helps private foreign businesses in the technology sector invest
      directly in Maryland; it opened with a dozen companies from China, Russia and the U.K.
  •   Provided major support for the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech) at the
      University of Maryland, a key source of entrepreneurial services to Maryland companies
      through Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS), Technology Start-Up Boot Camp,
      Venture Accelerator Program, Technology Advancement Program, Bioprocessing Scale-
      up Facility, Research and Education Program, a $75,000 Business Plan competition, and
      related programs. Mtech helped 400 Maryland companies in 2009 alone. Mtech’s
      economic impact on the State over the last 25 years is $22.5 billion in goods and services
      at a cost to the State and University of $92.6 million, a 240:1 return on investment.
  •   Promoted a culture of faculty and student entrepreneurship on campus, supporting
      initiatives of the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship, Mtech, student entrepreneurial
      living-learning programs (Hinman CEOs, Hillman Entrepreneurs, a new Honors program

      in Entrepreneurship and Innovation), and 11 entrepreneurship courses enrolling over
      1,000 students in 2009.


      •   Dramatically increased the University’s partnerships with international universities
          and international agencies in the government, non-profit and private sectors; more
          than 250 agreements support joint academic, research and service collaborations.
      •   Tripled the number of students participating in Study Abroad and international
          experiences within the last 10 years, with a record 1,815 students in 2008-09.
      •   Established graduate programs in China, through the Robert H. Smith School of
          Business, the School of Public Policy and the Department of Criminology and
          Criminal Justice.
      •   Trained more than 2,000 Chinese executives from academe, government and business
          in leadership programs ranging from two months to one year. Created a one-year
          residential Master of Public Management Program in the School of Public Policy for
          leaders from Jiangsu Province; more than 100 students are in residence currently.
      •   Created the China Business Plan Competition in Beijing (2006).


  •   Initiated the University’s biggest building boom in its history in 1999, transforming the
      University’s physical environment with new buildings and renovations that have
      enhanced the academic mission, research and student and alumni life. Expanded the
      campus by more than 25% during the last 12 years.
  •   Major new buildings include:
          o Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
          o Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building
          o Bioscience Research Building
          o Comcast Center
          o Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center
          o John S. and James L. Knight Hall (Philip Merrill College of Journalism)
          o Oakland Hall (Residence Hall)
          o Gossett Football Team House
          o Research Greenhouse Complex
          o Robert E. Taylor Stadium (Softball Complex)
          o Lacrosse and Field Hockey complexes
          o Ludwig Field (Soccer)
  •   Major renovations include:
          o Tawes Hall (English Department)
          o School of Public Health
          o Van Munching Hall (Robert H. Smith School of Business)
          o Adele H. Stamp Student Union
          o Byrd Stadium

          o Shipley Field (Baseball)
  •   Developed Facilities Master Plan (2001) to guide campus development for 20 years; Plan
      focuses on maintaining the campus architectural heritage and promoting environmental
      stewardship on the campus and in the nearby community.
  •   Promoted campus sustainability initiatives; President Mote was a charter signatory of the
      American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, created the
      University Sustainability Council, and endorsed the Climate Action Plan (approved by
      the University Senate) to achieve carbon neutrality on campus.
  •   Campus was designated as an Arboretum and Botanical Garden by the American Public
      Gardens Association (2008) and named a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day
      Foundation (2009).


  •   Won 14 National Championships since 1998, including championships in both Men’s and
      Women’s Basketball.
  •   Won 51 Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) championships since 1998, including 28
      conference championships and 23 tournament championships.
  •   Reinstituted the Maryland vs. Navy football game after a 40 year hiatus, which was no
      small undertaking; second contest of the new era in September 2010.
  •   Achieved Maryland student-athlete graduation rate of 65% or higher for eight
      consecutive years (2002-2009).
  •   More than 250 University of Maryland student-athletes on the ACC honor roll in each of
      the last five years (2005-2009).
  •   University of Maryland is among fewer than 50 universities in the nation that satisfy Title
      IX requirements.
  •   The Comcast Center and other University athletics facilities named #1 in the nation by
      the Princeton Review (2009).


  •   Launched the Great Expectations campaign with a $1 billion goal, the largest campaign
      for a public institution in the history of the State; $700 million has been raised to date.
      Completed the Bold Vision*Bright Future campaign at $456 million, more than $100
      million over its goal.
  •   Increased fundraising performances from a $75 million annual base in 1998 to a $125
      million base in 2010.
  •   Solicited the three largest individual gifts in University’s history: Robert H. Smith ($30
      million), A. James Clark ($30 million), and Robert E. Fischell ($30 million).
  •   Raised more than $200 million in scholarship funding, including support for student
      military veterans and emergency assistance for students facing sudden financial
      challenges (Keep Me Maryland campaign).
  •   Established the highly successful Fear the Turtle marketing campaign recognized

  •   Worked with the Alumni Board of Governors to build a headquarters for alumni on
      campus, the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, and to extend the Alumni Association’s
      network of active clubs from New York to Los Angeles to Taipei. Selected the site for
      the Alumni Center, which is within walking distance of Byrd Stadium, the Stamp Student
      Union, the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center and the President’s Residence.
  •   Enhanced the well being of Maryland citizens through service initiatives aimed at
      improving public health, agriculture, education, business, housing, transportation and the
      environment; outreach activities are provided by University of Maryland Extension,
      Work and Live in College Park, Foodtrader.org, Engineers Without Borders and
      Alternative Spring Break activities, among numerous other programs.
  •   Established the Center for Educational Partnership in Riverdale; Center houses nonprofit
      groups and programs from the University School of Public Health and the University of
      Maryland Extension along with student volunteers who work together to foster academic
      enrichment, parenting support, adult education, recreational and cultural programs for the
      benefit of the surrounding community of Riverdale.


  •   Chair, National Research Council Committee on Global Science and Technology
      Strategies and their Effects on U.S. National Security (2009-2010)
  •   Treasurer, National Academy of Engineering (2009-2013)
  •   Steering Committee, Council on Competitiveness: Energy Security, Innovation and
      Sustainability (2009-2011)
  •   Board of Directors and Audit Committee, National Academies Corporation (2010-
  •   International Council of Confucius Institute Headquarters, Beijing, China (2009-present)
  •   Economic Advisor, Government of Jiangsu Province, People’s Republic of China (2005-
  •   Trustee and Audit Committee, Universities Research Association (2008-present)
  •   National Academies Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy (COSEPUP)
  •   Co-Chair, National Academies Government University Industry Research Roundtable
      (GUIRR) (2007-present)
  •   Commission to Develop the Maryland Model for Funding Higher Education (2007-2009)
  •   National Academies Committee on Science, Security and Prosperity (COSSP) (2007-
  •   National Academies Committee on Scientific Communication and National Security
      (CSCANS) (2005-2007)
  •   Founding Member, FBI National Security Higher Education Advisory Board (2004-
  •   Governing Board, National Research Council (2007-2008)
  •   National Research Council Committee on Prospering in the Global Economy of the 21st
      Century: An Agenda for American Science and Technology (2005)

  •   Vice Chair, National Research Council Committee on Department of Defense Basic
      Research (2004)


  •   Founders Award, National Academy of Engineering, in recognition of a comprehensive
      body of work on the dynamics of moving flexible structures and for leadership in
      academia (2005)
  •   J. P. Den Hartog Award, ASME International Technical Committee on Vibration and
      Sound, in honor of lifetime contribution to teaching and/or practice of vibration
      engineering (2005)
  •   Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2004)
  •   Honorary doctorates from Tashkent State Technical University (2001), The Ohio State
      University (2001) and Carnegie Mellon University (2004)
  •   The Berkeley Citation (1998), Distinguished Engineering Alumnus (2001) and
      Excellence in Achievement (2007), University of California
  •   Elected to U.S. National Academy of Engineering (1988)
  •   Named one of the 50 most “Influential Marylanders” by The Daily Record (2007)
  •   Washingtonian Magazine’s Washingtonian of the Year (2005)
  •   Named one of the 20 most influential Business Leaders in Washington, DC by Business
      Forward Magazine (2001 and 2002)
  •   Champion of Diversity Award, University of Maryland President’s Commission on
      Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues (2009)


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