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SU's Pereboom Selected for Leadership Maryland Executive Program's Class of 2024

SU's Pereboom Selected for Leadership Maryland Executive Program's Class of 2024

By SU Public Relations

SALISBURY, MD---Dr. Maarten Pereboom, dean of Salisbury University’s Charles R. and Martha N. Fulton School of Liberal Arts, is the latest in a long line of SU leaders chosen for Leadership Maryland Executive Program’s Class of 2024.

Pereboom is one of 52 individuals selected for program’s 31st class, who will complete the eight-month, hands-on learning program focused on the state’s most vital issues. 

Pereboom oversees the largest of SU’s schools and colleges, serving as the Fulton School’s dean since 2008. Pereboom began his SU tenure as a faculty member in the History Department in 1994 and continues to teach history courses, with a focus on World War II, the Holocaust and the Cold War.

In 1996, he became assistant dean of the Fulton School, advancing to associate dean in 1998. After serving a year as interim dean, he was appointed chair of the History Department in 2002.

Pereboom has long been a supporter of the arts and humanities, championing the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra at SU, the City of Salisbury’s hosting the National and now Maryland Folk Festival, and other cultural initiatives.

He connected his passions for the arts and family when, in 2022, he sponsored renaming SU’s Film Center after his late uncle, Herman van Apeldoorn, who fought in the Dutch resistance during World War II and was killed just days before the war ended.

The Leadership Maryland program will run from April to December, and include five, two-day sessions focused on the state’s five main geographic regions and the most vital issues impacting economic development, education, health and human services, criminal justice, the environment, and multi-culturalism/diversity.

Leadership Maryland is a statewide nonprofit offering professional development programs dedicated to building a better Maryland by harnessing the strength of its business and community leaders.

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