The Office of External Relations supports the mission and operations of the BSOS community through alumni relations, development and gift coordination, communications and marketing, media outreach, alumni events, and other services. Please contact us or visit our offices in 0145 Tydings Hall for more information.

Alumni are also encouraged to share their news and programming ideas by contacting bsosalumni [at] umd [dot] edu. Please send us a brief description of your idea or of your news such as births, marriages, promotions, and other professional and educational accomplishments, making sure to include your full name, former last name (if applicable), city/state, e-mail address, phone number, year of graduation and degree/major.

External Relations

Kenny Beaver
Chief Development Officer
Office: 301-405-8607
beaver [at] umd [dot] edu

Ana Starr
Program Manager, External Relations
Office: 301-405-3475
astarr [at] umd [dot] edu

Donor Relations and Stewardship

Susie Leong
Program Manager, Donor Relations and Stewardship
sleong12 [at] umd [dot] edu

Communications and Marketing

Laura Ours
Senior Director of Communications and Marketing
lours [at] umd [dot] edu

Tom Bacho
Director of Creative Services
tbacho [at] umd [dot] edu

Rachael Grahame
Assistant Director of Communications and Media Relations
rkg [at] umd [dot] edu 

Kevin Roach
Multimedia Coordinator, Creative Services
kroach9 [at] umd [dot] edu




Sameen Saeed
Director of Development
Office: 301.405.5334
dsaeed [at] umd [dot] edu

Elyse Dillinger
Associate Director of Development
Office: 301.405.0464
edilling [at] umd [dot] edu 

Jennifer Kilberg
Assistant Director of Development
0145 Tydings Hall
Office: 301.405.2998
jkilberg [at] umd [dot] edu


Daria Powell
Graduate Assistant
dpowell [at] umd [dot] edu