Dr. Yam in the News

Press Release

The Board of Trustees of Notre Dame of Maryland University (NDMU) has unanimously voted to extend President Marylou Yam’s contract through 2021. Dr. Yam became the University’s 14th president in July 2014. The new contract began January 1st of 2016.


The Baltimore Sun

The NFL could become a leader in domestic violence prevention. NDMU‬ President Marylou Yam, a nurse and expert in the treatment and prevention of domestic violence, weighs in on the NFL's Mueller Report, urging that its important recommendations not be overlooked. 


The Catholic Review

Raising awareness: Notre Dame’s new president aids archdiocesan response to domestic violence. President Yam and Melissa Lees, director of Campus Ministry and Community Service, are featured in this article about NDMU's efforts to educate on the issue of domestic violence.

"Yam wants the university’s students to be able to recognize relationship “red flags” and know where to get help. She also wants to correct common misperceptions, including the ideas that domestic violence only affects women of low socioeconomic status or always involves substance abuse. 'We know this is a worldwide health problem,' she said. 'It cuts across all socioeconomic and racial, cultural lines.'” 


Baltimore Style Magazine

Cool for School; Fun facts about new education leaders in (and around) Baltimore. Marylou Yam, President, Notre Dame of Maryland University A nationally recognized researcher on victims of domestic abuse, the former provost and vice president for academic affairs at Saint Peter’s University adores swing jackets and Michael Bublé. Meal she can’t live without: Cheese ravioli. She makes the sauce from scratch. 


The Jeffersonian 

Notre Dame's move-in day a time for new president to move ahead. (PDF) "'It's exciting,' said new president Marylou Yam. She used move-in day as an opportunity to meet and greet students, and is heading a week of welcome events. 'Their enthusiasm is so contagious,' she said. 'I tell them to study hard and have fun. The first step is to get them into their rooms and get them unpacked.'"


The Baltimore Sun 

Marylou Yam named Notre Dame of Maryland President. Notre Dame of Maryland University announced Thursday that a New Jersey liberal arts college provost known for her research on domestic violence will be its new president. Marylou Yam, currently provost at Saint Peter's University, a Catholic liberal arts institution in Jersey City, N.J., will take over the post at the North Baltimore school on July 1.


The Catholic Review

Notre Dame of Maryland names Yam its 14th president. Dr. Marylou Yam, who has 30 years of experience in Catholic higher education, was announced as Notre Dame of Maryland University’s 14th president March 20. “To educate leaders who will transform the world is a powerful mission,” Yam told the Catholic Review. “I’ve always been an advocate for women in leadership roles and for empowering women. I believe in women’s colleges, that they offer exceptional leadership opportunities for women. They engage women.”