UIA comes to UMBC: Founding UIA CEO Bridget Burns meets with the UMBC community


Watch Dr. Burns’s UMBC Talk

UIA Logo

The University Innovation Alliance is the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to increasing the number and diversity of college graduates, particularly low-income students, first-generation students, and students of color in the United States.

UMBC joins the University Innovation Alliance to engage with the member institutions and learn about innovative student success practices that can be implemented to impact our students.

Read Our Story


Watch the video to learn about the 2021 University Innovation Alliance expansion to UMBC as a member institution!


UIA Member Institutions

Arizona State University
Georgia State University
Iowa State University
Michigan State University
North Carolina A&T State University
The Ohio State University
Oregon State University
Purdue University
University of California Riverside
University of Central Florida
University of Colorado Denver
University of Illinois Chicago
Virginia Commonwealth University


A three quarter informal portrait of Valerie

Dr. Valerie Sheares Ashby

UMBC President

UIA Board Member

A three quarter informal portrait of Katharine

Dr. Katharine Cole

Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs

UIA Liaison

A three quarter informal portrait of Yvette

Dr. Yvette Mozie-Ross

Vice Provost for Enrollment Management and Planning

UIA Liaison


Dr. Ronita Walker

Project Coordinator

UIA Fellow

University Innovation Alliance

Please note: UMBC is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive environment for all students, staff, and visitors. If you have difficulties accessing any of the materials on our site, please contact us so that we can provide an alternative format and remedy any accessibility challenges.