Maryland Governor Larry Hogan is expected to sign a bill next week which could clear the way for Morgan State University to secure more state funding in support of an expanded institutional mission.
In an email to the campus community, Morgan State University President David Wilson wrote that a bill designating Morgan as “Maryland’s Public Urban Research University” will be signed on May 25, which he called the first recognition from state legislature of Morgan’s research activity.
“The State will also be signaling with the signing of this legislation that Morgan is Maryland’s only public comprehensive urban research university. This is a giant step forward for us. We are hopeful that funding will eventually follow to support our ascendancy as an economic, educational, and social development engine that will anchor Baltimore’s progress,” he wrote. (HBCU Digest)