Using “Good to Great”, a book by Jim Collins, to guide and structure our strategic planning process, we will be building our own “Fly Wheel” consisting of processes, actions, programs, and innovations developed through the Hedgehog Concept.

Below you will find our upcoming workshops, recordings of past workshop sessions, a timeline for our efforts and a list of our committee members driving this charge.

Upcoming Workshops Now Through August 27, 2021

Join the conversation and help us as we shape our roadmap for the future. Your insights on these strategic discussion topics will be invaluable to us as part of the strategic planning process for USG.

Workshop #2: Innovation

July 30, 12:00-2:00pm

This workshop will feature three special guests:

Dr. Christopher Austin, Former Director of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, NIH, and Former Vice Chair of the USG Board of Advisors, will share his "Mission Moment" and outlook on the USG Strategic Plan. Dr. Austin is now the CEO-Partner of Flagship Pioneering in Cambridge Massachusetts.

MJ Bishop, Associate Vice Chancellor and Director of the University System of Maryland's William E. Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation and Rick Staisloff, Senior Partner of the rpk GROUP, who will both lead the innovation workshop.


Workshop #3: Data and USG

August 6, 12:00-2:00pm

This workshop will challenge how you think about and use data, and will encourage you to embrace it as a way to drive USG forward as a leader for innovation and change. The following special guests will join us for this exciting topic:
  • Ebonie Gadson, Associate Systems Engineer at Lumen Technologies and graduate from the University of Maryland, College Park Information Science program at USG, who will share her "Mission Moment."
  • Tiffany Hosey, Founder & CEO of BuilDATAnayltics, Inc.
  • Brian Goode, Lead Gaming & Simulation Engineer at Mitre Corporation
  • John Fritz, Associate Vice President at Instructional Technology, and Affiliate Assistant Professor of Computer Science/Electrical Engineering at UMBC
  • Gayle Fink, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, Office of Planning, Analysis, and Accountability at Bowie State University


Workshop #4: Pathways: K-J

August 20, 12:00-2:00pm


Workshop #5: USG's Fiscal Model

August 27, 12:00-2:00pm


Strategic Planning Timeline

USG Strategic Planning Timeline

Strategic Planning Committee Members

Adam Binkley

USG MCAS Senior Coordinator (SAC Rep)

Andy Schell

HR Manager Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Anne Khademian

USG Executive Director

Annica Wayman

UMBC - Translational Life Sciences

Anthony Featherstone

Executive Director of Worksource Montgomery

Anthony Foster

USM - Assoc, Vice Chancellor for Planning & Accountability

Becky Wiseman

UMB - Chair UMSON at USG

Ben Wu

President and CEO of MCEDC-BOA Member

Betsy Beise

UMCP - Assoc. Provost for Academic Planning and Programs

Bev German

TU - Executive Director, TU Learning Network

Candace Caraco

UB - Associate Provost

Chris Steele

UMBC - Vice Provost Division of Professional Studies

Derrek Dunn

UMES - Dean of the Business and Technology School

Diane Alonso

UMBC - Psychology

Dusty Rood

President and CEO of Rodgers Consulting-BOA Member

Erin Ward

USG Administration Manager - STAFF SUPPORT

Guy-Alain Amoussou

BSU - Associate Provost for Academic Affairs

Henri T. Maindidze UMBC Undergraduate, B.A. Psychology ‘21 - STAFF SUPPORT

Francisco Cartagena Bracamonte

Graduate Student Rep on BOA

Zuhal Qasimi

Undergraduate Student Rep on BOA

Irene Munster

USG Library Director

Ike Leggett

USM Regent

Kathryn Duffy

UMCP - Program Coordinator, RH Smith MBA

Kevin Beverly

Former CEO, Scientific Systems, BOA Vice-Chair

Lynn Langer

Executive Dean, FAES

Marty Rosendale

CEO of Maryland Tech Council

Mary Lang

USG Chief Strategy Officer

Mel Gomez

UMCP - Prog. Director, Embedded Systems & Internet of Things

Mikal Abraha

Engineer at PathSensors, Inc. (Alumni from UMD at USG Bio Sci)

MJ Bishop

USM - Kirwan Center Director

Obioma Akaigwe

USG Auxiliary Services Manager (SAC Rep)

Paula Widerlite


Ralph Hall

Virginia Tech School of Public and International Affairs

Rich Wilkens

SU - Associate Provost

Richee Smith Andrews

USG Chief Advancement Officer

Robyn Dinicola-Wagle

USG Chief Student Affairs Officer

Rose Jackson-Speiser

USG Data Coordinator - STAFF SUPPORT

Roya Mohadjer

Director of Business Development at Battelle Health

Sanjay Rai

Montgomery College - SVP for Academic Affairs

Scott Murphy

MCPS - Director of College and Career Readiness Programs

Shirley Brandman

Education Advocate

Tetyana Bezbabna

UMCP - Program Coordinator, Information Science at USG

Tony Hawkins

Frederick Community College - Provost