Assistant Vice President for Careers and Corporate Partnerships Appointed

From Greg Simmons, Vice President, Institutional Advancement and Nancy Young, Vice President, Student Affairs

We are delighted to announce that Caroline Baker will become Assistant Vice President for Careers and Corporate Partnerships effective July 1, 2012.
Caroline was appointed Acting Director of Career Services on February 1, 2012. Throughout the spring semester, she also maintained her role as Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations. Caroline stepped into this dual role with enthusiasm and exceeded our high expectations. Caroline’s ability to understand and support the shared mission of each position has allowed her to capably guide the activities of both organizations and earn high praise from campus colleagues and external partners.

Caroline has a significant record of achievement in developing and supporting some of UMBC’s most important corporate partnerships, thanks to her rich understanding of UMBC’s unique strengths and her deep relationships with campus administrators, faculty and program staff. Over the past several months, she has also demonstrated a keen recognition of how vital meaningful employment is to students and their families. Colleagues within the Division of Student Affairs have observed her efforts to expand opportunities for student growth and development while strengthening key external relationships for the good of the institution. They speak highly of Caroline as a leader and a colleague.

Caroline came to UMBC with an extensive background in business, economic development, marketing and strategic partnerships. Since joining the UMBC community in 2006, she has successfully promoted the talent and expertise of UMBC faculty and students to local and global businesses, national agencies and major institutions. Under Caroline’s leadership, the Corporate and Foundation Relations team has attracted millions of dollars of support for UMBC and has built critical partnerships for the University.

A native Marylander, Caroline has a passion for higher education and a commitment to the mission of UMBC and the success of our students. She holds a B.A. with Honors from Wesleyan University and an M.B.A. from Loyola University Maryland. During her undergraduate years, she studied abroad at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford University.

The significant national recognition that UMBC has garnered over the past several years provides a unique opportunity to expand our positive relationships with employers and strategic partners. We know Caroline is well equipped to support our collaborative efforts to harness this momentum. She brings to her new position experience, insight, tenacity and a great sense of humor. We are delighted that Caroline has agreed to continue in this important and shared role.

Please join us in congratulating Caroline and welcoming her to her new role.

Originally published in UMBC Insights

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