William A. Shorter Jr. joins UMCES Board of Visitors

November 10, 2022

The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) has appointed William A. Shorter Jr. to its Board of Visitors. UMCES is research and graduate university that provides sound advice to help state and national leaders manage the environment and prepares future scientists to meet the global challenges of the 21st century.

"We are delighted to welcome Will to our Board of Visitors," said University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science President Peter Goodwin. “Will is passionate about Maryland's higher education and environment. While a student member of the USM Board of Regents, he developed a deep understanding of the unique mission of UMCES through several visits to our laboratories and proved a strong ally of our work. We know he will continue to provide support and good counsel to our efforts.”

Shorter currently serves as the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Maryland House of Delegates Judiciary Committee Chair Luke Clippinger. Previously, he was an Operations Analyst at Morgan Stanley in Baltimore, Maryland. He is the former Chair of the Anne Arundel County Public Library Board of Trustees and former member of the Glen Burnie Economic Redevelopment Task Force and Anne Arundel County General Development Plan Committee.

Shorter holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Baltimore and Master of Public Policy from University of Maryland, College Park. He is currently pursuing a Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore School of Law.

During his senior year as an undergraduate at the University of Baltimore, he was the Student Regent on the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science is one of the 12 universities that comprise the University System of Maryland.