"This is USG" Video Podcast

"This is USG" is a video podcast series launched by the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) in October 2020. The series features Dr. Anne Khademian, USG's Executive Director, interviewing guests who are closely connected to USG and the greater community. Guests include students; alumni; staff; faculty; members of the USG Board of Advisors; business, community and university leaders; and others.

Episode 61 - A Conversation with Towson University President: Dr. Mark Ginsberg (Taped May 14, 2024)

Past Episodes

Episode 1 - Student Leaders Present and Past: Mikal Abraha, Francisco Cartagena and Tiffany Flowers (Taped Oct. 19, 2020)

Episode 2 - USG’s Lab for Entrepreneurship and Transformative Leadership: David Blair, Marc Steren and Jamal Bazilio (Taped Oct. 26, 2020)

Episode 3 - Preparing professionals in health and human services through programs offered by University of Maryland, Baltimore at USG: Dr. Heather Congdon, Dr. Joan Pittman, Dr. Rebecca Wiseman and and Prof. MaryAnn Schneiderman (Taped Nov. 2, 2020)

Episode 4 - A Conversation with Dr. Jay Perman On His First Year as the Chancellor of the University System of Maryland in the Face Of Immense COVID-19 Challenges and the Importance of USG's Innovative Role In Higher Education (Taped Nov. 10, 2020)

Episode 5 - The Impact and Legacy of Cliff and Camille Kendall, and the Kendall Family through the Kendall Scholars Program: Clark and Craig Kendall, Gloria Kalotra and Juanita Benavides (Taped Nov. 16, 2020)

Episode 6 - The Founding of The Universities at Shady Grove: P.J. Hogan and Dr. Charlene Nunley (Taped Dec. 2, 2020)

Episode 7- The Role of the USG Board of Advisors: Shirley Brandman, Kevin Beverly and Roya Mohadjer (Taped Dec. 7, 2020)

Episode 8 - The Importance of Student Engagement at USG, Featuring Guests from Student-Run Podcast, "Nine Tea": Henri Maindidze, Joy Addae, Meghan Ceribo and Kaila-Marie McCullough

Episode 9 - A Perspective on the Priorities and Opportunities in Education in Montgomery County: Councilmember Craig Rice (Taped Jan. 12, 2021)

Episode 10 - UMBC's Cutting-Edge Translational Life Science Program at USG: Dr. Annica Wayman, Jackie Flores, Patrick Pohlhaus and Margaret Latimer (Taped Jan. 19, 2021)

Episode 11 - The Unique Partnership Between USG and Montgomery College: Dr. DeRionne Pollard (Taped Jan. 25, 2021)

Episode 12 - Career Readiness Preparation at USG: Sara Wells, Charles Hess, Joy Addae (Taped Feb. 1, 2021)

Episode 13 - Economic Development in Montgomery County: Gigi Godwin and Ben Wu (Taped Feb. 8, 2021)

Episode 14 - Higher Ed During COVID-19, the UMBC-USG Partnership and the Importance of Organizational Culture: Dr. Freeman Hrabowski (Taped Feb. 15, 2021)

Episode 15 -  How the Life Sciences Industry is Changing the World: Jeff Galvin (Taped Feb. 22, 2021)

Episode 16 - Student and Academic Services and the Evolution of USG: Robyn Dinicola-Wagle (Taped Mar. 1, 2021)

Episode 17 - The Economic and Social Impact of COVID-19 in Maryland and Higher Education: Delegate Jared Solomon (Taped Mar. 8, 2021)

Episode 18 - Student Bloggers at USG: Marianeli De Leon, Laura DeMarco, JayLynn Mayo, Leanne Mayo and Michael Schlitzer (Taped Mar. 22, 2021)

Episode 19 - The Role of Higher Education in Confronting the COVID-19 Pandemic, Systemic Racism and Economic Inequalities: Dr. Darryll Pines (Taped Mar. 29, 2021)

Episode 20 - Leadership During COVID-19, Education and Life Sciences in Montgomery County: Marc Elrich (Taped Apr. 5, 2021)

Episode 21 - The Important Role of Student Ambassadors at USG: Julia Francis, Ed-love Aidoo, Francheska Pineda (Taped Apr. 12, 2021)

Episode 22 - Economic Development, Legislative Priorities, the Life Sciences Industry and the Rise of Anti-Asian Discrimination: Delegate Lily Qi (Taped Apr. 19, 2021)

Episode 23 - University of Maryland, College Park's Engineering Programs at USG: Dr. Romel (Mel) Gomez, Glenn Kasten-Sportes, Dr. Lan Ma and Emily Bailey (Taped Apr. 26, 2021)

Episode 24 - University System of Maryland's Women's Forum: Annie Foster Ahmed and Tanya Jones (Taped May 3, 2021)

Episode 25 - UMBC's Political Science Program at USG, Political Engagement and the New "I Hate Politics" Podcast: Dr. Sunil Dasgupta (Taped May 10, 2021)

Episode 26 - Montgomery County's response to COVID-19 and planning for a new pandemic center: Hans Riemer (Taped May 17, 2021)

Episode 27 - From Baltimore City Mayor to President of the University of Baltimore: Kurt Schmoke (Taped May 24, 2021)

Episode 28 - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: USM Asst. Vice Chancellor Zakiya Smith Lee; Irene Munster, Iris Schauerman and Shelby Speer of USG (Taped June 7, 2021)

Episode 29 - The Healthcare Initiative Foundation Scholarship at USG: Crystal Carr Townsend, Katie Morris,  Jenny Merino, Elizabeth Nkansah (Taped June 14, 2021)

Episode 30 - Sustainability, Community Wealth Building and USG's Strategic Planning Process: Dr. Ralph Hall (Taped June 21, 2021)

Episode 31 - Developing a Strong Workforce in Montgomery County: Councilmember Andrew Friedson (Taped June 28, 2021)

Episode 32 - Public Service, Leadership and Strategic Planning for USG 2.0: Isiah Leggett (Taped July 12, 2021)

Episode 33 - Chamber Leaders on Business and Workforce Needs in Montgomery County: Marilyn Balcombe and Marji Graf (Taped July 12, 2021)

Episode 34 - How the Montgomery County Business Hall of Fame Supports Scholarships at USG: Larry Rosenblum, Sophia Parker and Jeffanie Rantung (Taped July 27, 2021)

Episode 35 - BioHealth Innovation and the Importance of the Life Sciences Industry in our Region: Rich Bendis (Taped Aug. 10, 2021)

Episode 36 - KID Museum and USG: Partners in Education: Cara Lesser (Taped Aug. 23, 2021)

Episode 37 - Governing the University System of Maryland: Linda Gooden (Taped Aug. 30, 2021)

Episode 38 - Bethesda Magazine, USG and Serving Montgomery County: Steve Hull (Taped Sept. 20, 2021)

Episode 39 - UMB's Groundbreaking Medical Cannabis Science Master's Program: Dr. Leah Sera and Catrena Almonte (Taped Sept. 27, 2021)

Episode 40 - Leading Bowie State University and USM Presidents Council: Dr. Aminta Breaux (Taped Oct. 11, 2021)

Episode 41 - Higher Education in Maryland: Senator Nancy King (Taped Oct. 25, 2021)

Episode 42 - Leading the Academic Mission at the University of Maryland: Dr. Jennifer Rice (Taped Nov. 15, 2021)

Episode 43 - Leading the University of Maryland, Baltimore: Dr. Bruce Jarrell (Taped Nov. 29, 2021)

Episode 44 - Checking in with Students at USG: Alyssa Berrios, Diane Dao, Eisley Del Rosario, Fatima Zuhal Qasimi (Taped Dec. 13, 2021)

Episode 45 - Entrepreneurship and Equity Incubator at USG: Marc Steren, Seema Alexander, Filipe De Padua (Taped Jan. 24, 2022)

Episode 46 - CollegeTracks: Nancy Leopold, Mecha Inman, Kevin Beverly (Taped Jan. 31, 2022)

Episode 47 - Serving the Needs of Montgomery County's Youth and Its Most Vulnerable Residents: County Council President Gabe Albornoz (Taped Apr. 4, 2022)

Episode 48 - Giving Kids a "Passion for Learning": Cynthia Rubenstein and Ebonie Gadson (Taped Apr. 18, 2022)

Episode 49 - Leading Montgomery College Forward: Dr. Jermaine Williams (Taped Apr. 25, 2022)

Episode 50 - The Impact of Life Sciences: Ken Mills (Taped May 2, 2022)

Episode 51 - Leading Montgomery's Schools Into the Future: Monifa McKnight (Taped May 16, 2022)

Episode 52 - Preparing the Workforce Through Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Dr. Marilyn Lynk (Taped June 13, 2022)

Episode 53 - Workforce Development in Montgomery County: Anthony Featherstone (Taped July 12, 2022)

Episode 54 - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at USG: Dr. Jeffrey Ash (Taped March 13, 2023)

Episode 55 - Leading with Excellence in Education: Councilmember Will Jawando (Taped March 20, 2023)

Episode 56 - UMGC: Enabling Students to "Succeed Again":  Dr. Gregory Fowler (Taped May 8, 2023)

Episode 57 - Towson University: USG Partner in Education: Dr. Melanie Perreault (Taped May 22, 2023)

Episode 58 - A Conversation with UMBC's President: Dr. Valerie Sheares Ashby (Taped June 26, 2023)

Episode 59 - Leading Montgomery County through Change and Challenges: Councilmember Evan Glass (Taped August 21, 2023)

Episode 60 - A Conversation with Salisbury University President: Dr. Carolyn Ringer Lepre (Taped August 28, 2023)