Ushering In New Leadership: Dr. Jay Perman | WYPR

Ushering In New Leadership: Dr. Jay Perman

Jan 13, 2020

Dr. Jay Perman, Chancellor of the University System of Maryland
Credit University of Maryland Baltimore

Money was scarce for Dr. Jay Perman, growing up, working in his immigrant parents’ laundry in Chicago. He was 13 when his father died; when he set his sights on medical school, he had no idea how he’d afford it--until he was awarded a full-tuition scholarship. So as president of the University of Maryland Baltimore for the past ten years, Perman stressed making higher education accessible .. for all families. It’s still a top goal now that he’s the new chancellor of the University System of Maryland -- a dozen campuses all over the state. We sit down with him at the start of his new role.