Dr. Anne Khademian, Executive Director of the Universities at Shady Grove (USG), shares some of her first-year reflections on the “Discover USG” blog, where she highlights the unique assets of the USG campus and community, and the diverse and dedicated students we serve from nine different Maryland public universities. She also addresses the current effort to develop USG’s first strategic plan, which will ultimately help to shape the institution’s future direction and what is referred to as “USG 2.0.”