Robert L. Caret
Chancellor, University System of Maryland
Robert L. Caret joined the University System of Maryland (USM) as chancellor in 2015. During his 20 years of public higher education leadership, Caret has earned respect for his successful work in several areas, including helping to ensure college affordability, academic excellence, and the efficient use of resources. Before joining USM as chancellor, Caret was president of the University of Massachusetts System (UMass) from 2011 until 2015. Prior to joining UMass, Caret was president of Towson University (TU) from 2003 to 2011, where he was instrumental in establishing Towson University in Northeastern Maryland. From 1995 to 2003, Caret served as president of San Jose State University (SJSU).Caret serves on the National Association of System Heads, American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, and the Business-Higher Education Forum boards. He also is a member of the National Security Higher Education Advisory Board and the Government University Industry Research Roundtable. Caret also serves on a number of boards in Maryland, including the Greater Baltimore Committee, Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore, University of Maryland Medical System, College Savings Plans of Maryland, World Trade Center Institute, Maryland Council on Economic Education, BioHealth Innovation, Inc., and the Maryland Economic Development Corporation. In 2016, The Daily Record named him among its 2016 list of Influential Marylanders.