Jeanette Epps will embark on a six-month mission, expected to launch in 2021.
Laurie Locascio, UMD's vice president for research, will head the group.
“We are just trying to do what we can to help."
He should prioritize getting more money from the state government, and making shared governance a reality.
The current dean, Darryll Pines, is set to take over as university president.
Darryll Pines attended and announced the winner for the last time as engineering school dean.
The "Slam Dunk!" challenge will pit engineering departments against each other.
Many said the engineering dean was a mentor to minority students interested in engineering.
Pines is set to take over as president in July.
UMD has a new president, but it's not a major departure from the status quo.