UB Student William Shorter Named to USM Board of Regents
July 13, 2017
Contact: Office of Government and Public Affairs
University of Baltimore student William A. "Will" Shorter has been appointed by Gov. Larry Hogan to serve as the student representative to the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. In this role, he will represent the interests of several thousand students from the USM's 12 institutions. Shorter will serve the standard one-year term, continuing through June 2018.
"When I heard the news that Gov. Hogan was going to appoint me to the University System of Maryland Board of Regents, I was honored to have the chance to serve the students of our system as their voice. It is truly a dream come true," Shorter said.
At the University of Baltimore, Shorter is pursuing a Bachelors of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, with concentrations in business, communication and government and public policy. He has taken on a number of responsibilities on campus, including membership on the Student Government Association as a freshman senator and chief of staff. Shorter pushed for the expansion of the campus shuttle system services, for academic enrichment and for creating more opportunities for students with disabilities. He also has served as a student representative on the Culture and Diversity Committee and as the UB representative for the USM Student Council.
"As a first-generation college student, I feel that 'so much is given, much is required,'" Shorter said. "I look forward to being the voice of all the diverse students in our system to ensure that they receive a good, quality education that will allow doors of opportunity to open up for them."
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