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Dr. Jay Perman, president of University of Maryland, Baltimore and recently-named chancellor of the University System of Maryland, holds seven-month-old Quinn DeLauney.
Dr. Jay Perman, president of University of Maryland, Baltimore and recently-named chancellor of the University System of Maryland, holds seven-month-old Quinn DeLauney. (Kim Hairston / Baltimore Sun)

Although the system administration of the University of Maryland calls the College Park campus the “flagship campus,” the Baltimore area campuses are now the flagship of the university (“Perman has a mission,” Nov. 9). Taken together, they have more undergraduate students and more graduate students than College Park. These differences will increase, in part, because more Baltimore area students will attend a local campus to reduce expenses.

The system administration needs to focus on the total university. For example, unlike many state universities, it has no unified fundraising campaigns that involve all of the campuses. Many changes are needed to modernize the system administration.

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William G. Rothstein, Pikesville

The writer is a professor of sociology emeritus at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

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