The Community Forum

Expanding the Horizon for of Research, Education and Economy in Southern Maryland

Theme: Research and Technology inform education; Education informs the workforce; The Workforce builds an innovative and diverse economic community. The merger of the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center and the University System o0f Maryland will create a new Regional Center that will greatly enhance Southern Maryland’s ability to grow technically, educationally and economically.

Date: January 4, 2019

Time: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

Cost: $0, Registration is free: click: here. Lunch and breaks are sponsored.

Featured Speakers:

  • U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen – Confirmed
  • Dr. Robert L. Caret – Chancellor, University System of Maryland (USM) – Confirmed
  • RDML John S. Lemmon – Commander Naval Air Warfare Center – Aircraft Division  – Confirmed
  • Dr. Darryll Pines – Dean of the Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park – Confirmed
  • Dr. James Fielder Jr. – Maryland Secretary of Higher Education – representing Gov. Larry Hogan – Confirmed
  • Dr. JoAnn Boughman – USM Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs – Confirmed
  • Ms. Ellen Herbst – USM Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance – Confirmed
  • Mr. Tom Sadowski – USM Vice Chancellor for Economic Development – Confirmed
  • Dr. Josef Schaff, S&T Researcher, & Information Systems Security Engineer (ISSE), NAWCAD  – Confirmed
  • Mr. Chris Kaselemis – St. Mary’s County Economic Development Director – Confirmed

Discussion Facilitators

Economic Development and Workforce Session

  • Mr. Tom Sadowski – USM Vice Chancellor for Economic Development
  • Mr. Chris Kaselemis – St. Mary’s County Economic Development Director
  • Mr. Gene Townsend – Former President of the Patuxent Partnership
  • Ms. Bennett Wilson – St. Mary’s County Deputy Director for Economic Development

Education Session

  • Dr. JoAnn Boughman – USM Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs
  • Dr. Scott Smith, St. Mary’s County Public Schools Superintendent
  • Dr. Eileen Abel, Vice President for Academic Affairs, College of Southern Maryland
  • Dr. Robert Schaller, Associate Professor and Director, SMHEC, Florida Institute of Technology
  • Dr. Ben Latigo, Interim Executive Director & Chief Academic Officer, Southern Maryland Higher Education Center

Research and Technology Session

  • Dr. Danette Allen, NASA Langley Autonomy Laboratory (on NASA Furlough and unable to attend)
  • Capt Pierre Thuot USN (Ret) – Applied Physics Laboratory and former NASA Astronaut
  • Dr. Josef Schaff – Associate Fellow and an Avionics subject matter expert , NAWCAD
  • LtCol. Tim Davis USMC (ret), PhD – Applied Physics Laboratory and former Commander of the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School