Maryland Delegation Urges University System of Maryland to Ensure Health, Safety of Every Student

Press Release, Office of Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05), along with Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Congressmen Elijah Cummings (MD-07), Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02) and John Sarbanes (MD-03), met yesterday with the University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents Chair Linda Gooden and USM Chancellor Bob Caret. The meeting was requested in the aftermath of the Board’s investigation into and recommendations regarding the football program at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD). After the meeting, the members released the following joint statement:

“In the wake of the tragic and avoidable death of Jordan McNair, it is critical that the entire University System of Maryland implements reforms to keep students safe. In our meeting, Chair Gooden and Chancellor Caret reiterated their commitment to following the recommendations of the independent commission. But promises are not enough, and the congressional delegation will push for continued oversight to ensure health and safety remain their primary focus. In the aftermath of the McNair tragedy, it’s also clear that the Board of Regents acted outside of the bounds  we support Dr. Loh and believe universities’ presidents must have the authority to implement personnel and operational decisions on their own campuses. Together, we will work to make sure that USM delivers a high-quality education and provides for the health and safety of every student.”

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