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Three new regents join USM board

The University System of Maryland Board of Regents has three new members and a new leadership roster as of July 1.

Ellen Fish and Louis Pope began five-year terms on the board, succeeding James L. Shea and Francis X. Kelly, respectively. Shea and Kelly were term-limited after completing their second, consecutive five-year terms, according to an announcement from the university system.

The third new regent is UMBC junior Brandon Enriquez, a double-major in economics and mathematics, who replaces University of Baltimore law student Sydney Comitz and will serve a one-year term.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan appointed the new regents. He also appointed current regent Barry Gossett to a second term.

USM Chancellor Robert L. Caret said in a statement that the new regents had a diverse range of professional experience and perspective and that he and the USM presidents were delighted to welcome them to the board.

Fish is executive vice president and chief lending officer with Hamilton Bank; Pope is president and owner of Century 21 Trademark Realty, located in Bethesda and Greenbelt, according to the university system.

At its June meeting, the board appointed James T. Brady as chairman for the next year; Gossett is vice-chair, Gary L. Attman is treasurer, Linda R. Gooden is assistant treasurer, Michelle Gourine is secretary and Thomas G. Slater is assistant secretary.