Joseph R. Urgo, president and professor of English at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and Michael S. Glaser, professor emeritus at St. Mary’s and former Poet Laureate of Maryland, were elected to a three-year term on the board of directors of the Maryland Humanities Council.
The council is a nonprofit organization that uses the humanities to promote informed dialogue and civic engagement on important issues. It sponsors a speakers bureau, the Maryland Center for the Book, Maryland History Day, and a summer Chautauqua program.
St. Mary’s College of Maryland, designated the Maryland state honors college in 1992, is ranked one of the best public liberal arts schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. More than 2,000 students attend the college, nestled on the St. Mary’s River in Southern Maryland.