John Dorsey Posed in Front of a Panoramic Photograph of UMBC

Title

John Dorsey Posed in Front of a Panoramic Photograph of UMBC

Description

Many considered John Dorsey to be a quiet administrator who [worked] mostly behind the scenes," as the Baltimore Sun once said of UMBC's chancellor from 1977 to 1985. Dorsey was a native Marylander born and raised in Washington County. He received his bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Maryland and his master's and doctoral degrees from Harvard University. Dorsey returned to College Park and rose quickly through the faculty ranks, eventually serving as vice-chancellor of administrative affairs from 1970 to 1977, until Dorsey was selected to lead UMBC in 1977. Seeking to boost recruitment, he built up the Admissions department and sought to expand academic programs to attract new students. Expansion of the graduate programs was also a priority, and degrees in Information Systems Management, Molecular Biology, Computer Science, and a School of Engineering were added.

Source

University Photographs

Date

1977

Format

gelatin silver prints; black-and-white photographs; 8.125 x 10 in.

Identifier

UARC Photos-07-02-0177

Files

http://library.umbc.edu/speccoll/UMBC_50th_Online_Exhibit/50umbctimeline/PDFs/JPEG/UARCPhotos-07-02-0177.jpg

Citation

“John Dorsey Posed in Front of a Panoramic Photograph of UMBC,” UMBC 50th, accessed February 18, 2020, https://umbc50.omeka.net/items/show/1573.