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  • Louise GaileDear Parent/Guardian:

    We take this opportunity to WELCOME you and your student to the University of Maryland Eastern (UMES) family. We extend a special invitation to you to join other parents and guardians who are interested in sharing and supporting their student's educational experience. Parents are an important part of the university community; therefore, we have established the Parents' Association to serve as a catalyst to connect you to UMES as well as keep you informed. We wish to build a network of parents who support our efforts in Students Affairs which are designed to enhance the intellectual, academic, social and spiritual development of your student.

    Members of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Parents' Association become a part of the share governance of  and through executive meetings collaborate with the Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Experience regarding student life issues. In addition, you build relationships with other parents, aid our fund-raising efforts, assist with special projects, and other activities of the association such as New Student Orientation, recruitment of new students, and Family Weekend.

    In an effort to fund each sponsored activity, the Association has voted to assess an annual membership fee of $50.00 per family.

    Once your student has completed his/her registration process, including the 'Bill Worksheet', please complete the Parents' Association application form, and forward it along with your $50.00 membership fee in the form of a check or money order made payable to: University of Maryland Eastern Shore (or UMES) PARENTS' ASSOCIATION and return it to:

    University of Maryland Eastern Shore
    Office of Enrollment Management and Student Experience
    30665 Student Services Center Lane Princess Anne, MD 21853

    You may also return this membership form during your Enrollment 101 session. If you need any additional information, please feel free to contact Ms. Louise Gaile or Liaison, me for the UMES Parents' Association at 410-651-7850.


    Louise D. Gaile,

    Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards

    Liaison, UMES Parents' Association

    UMES Parents' Association

    The UMES Parents Association is an organization that is committed to strengthening the partnership between the university and its parents in order to enhance the parent and student experience. Membership is open to every parent or guardian with an undergraduate student attending UMES. Annual association dues are $50.00 per family and applications are available online and during Enrollment 101 orientation and Parents' Weekend. The Parents Association, in partnership with the Division of Student Affairs, develops activities for the involvement of new and current parents. Events are designed to strengthen communication with other parents, promote parent participation, and support your student's educational experience.

    The Purpose of the UMES Parents' Association Shall Be:

    •   To provide parents and/or guardians of students enrolled at the UMES with opportunities
               for informal input in the establishment and implementation of policies and procedures
               affecting the academic, physical, and social development of the students at the University.

    •   To provide parents and/or guardians of students enrolled at the UMES with timely
               and pertinent information concerning University events and activities.

    •   To provide parents and other with opportunities to underwrite meaningful projects
               and programs for student at the UMES through financial support of Scholarships and
               other activities.

    •   To support a strong positive academic environment conducive to quality education
               which is beneficial to the students enrolled at the UMES?

    •   To promote a positive image of the UMES as a land grant historically black college
               and it activities and programs.

    For More Information, Please Contact:

            Ms. Louise D. Gaile 
            Student Services Center 2nd floor, Suite 2165, Rm 2175
            Phone: 410-651-7850
            Fax: 410-651-8208
            Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Giving Opportunities

    The Division of Enrollment Management and Student Experience is charged with meeting the academic, social, personal and sometime emergency needs of all UMES undergraduate students. The support we provide is essential to students achieving their personal and academic dreams. We are committed to decreasing the number of students who are forced to 'stop out' or 'drop out' of the university due to extenuating circumstances before they can obtain their educational goals. Because Enrollment Management and Student Experience is the pulse of the UMES experience, we seek every opportunity to partner with constituents who are also willing to invest in the wellbeing, success and development of UMES students.

    You can take part in making the UMES experience an extraordinary one for all students by providing your support. Enrollment Management and Student Experience welcome gifts of any sizes in support of our students, and please note gifts benefit students through numerous initiatives:

    •  Student leadership development
    •  Freshmen transition programs
    •  Student organization support
    •  Recruitment & retention programs
    •  Student health services, wellness, and counseling
    •  Peer education programs
    •  Greek Leadership Programs
    •  Student disability resources
    •  Need-based scholarships
    •  Facility construction

    Whether you prefer giving as part of your annual gift, joining the Parent Association, creating an endowment or through a planned gift, each contribution makes an impact on current and future students at UMES. You can even designate to a particular department or program within Enrollment Management and Student Experience.

    Contact Enrollment Management and Student Experience: 410-651-6687 or