Dr. William E. Kirwan
Dr. William E. Kirwan serves as chancellor of the University System of Maryland. A widely respected academic leader, Dr. Kirwan served as president of Ohio State University for four years (1998-2002), and as president of the the University of Maryland, College Park for 10 years (1988-1998). Prior to his presidency, he was a member of the University of Maryland Faculty for 34 years.
Dr. Kirwan is also a nationally recognized authority on critical issues shaping the higher education landscape. He is a sought after speaker on a wide range of topics, including diversity, access and affordability, cost containment, accountability, economic impact, gender equity, financial aid, and innovation. Along with his national and international presentations on key issues, Dr. Kirwan had authored several pieces and had been profiled as a national education leader in academic and mainstream publications.
In May 2006, Dr. Kirwan was appointed to serve on the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics and became co-chair of the commission in May 2007. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation; chairs the College Board's Commission on Access, Admissions, and Success in Higher Education; and is a member of the Business-Higher Education Forum.