A Message from the President

January 21, 2022

Reorganization of Administrative Units

As we continue our efforts to advance Bowie State University, “Racing to Excellence” requires that we periodically take stock of our operations and commit to changes that can better position us for long-term success and viability of the institution. I write today to make you aware of several changes in the administrative organization of the university. I am confident that these changes will have great benefit for our students and the overall operation of the institution.

Creation of a New Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs

With a goal of developing a more holistic and seamless approach to managing the student journey through the university, the current Division of Enrollment Management and Division of Student Affairs will merge. A new position, Dean of Students, will be created reporting to the Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs. This merger will enable the university to significantly improve the student experience from orientation to the freshman experience, to academic and co-curricular activities, to graduation and BSU4Life as alumni. I envision creation of a more systematic approach to student development that will drive increases in student retention and graduation rates and as well as student engagement and satisfaction.

Realignment of the Department Public Safety to the Division of Administration and Finance

As the Department of Public Safety is charged to serve, protect and create a safe environment for all students, faculty and staff of the university, it is better aligned with the institutional infrastructure role of the Division of Administration and Finance. This is a typical structure found at many universities, and affords the Public Safety Department with greater access to support from and synergy with other units focused on institution-wide support services. The unit will continue to adhere to the principles of community policing.

We will begin implementing all of the changes on Monday, January 24, 2022. I ask for your patience as these units move through the process of transition over the next few months. Ultimately, these changes will be good for the future of Bowie State University.