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Optional Retirement Program


The ORP is a defined contribution plan open only to eligible faculty and administrators of Maryland public institutions of higher education and community colleges.

Vendor Links

The following providers are approved to offer products and services for the ORP effective January 1, 2008.


Consultant Reports
Performance Reports

Advisory Committee

The Optional Retirement Program (ORP) Advisory Committee was established in July 2004 to act as liaison between the Board of Trustees of the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System and the employing institutions. This structure allows the employing institutions to have input in how the ORP is administered, and in how the program can be enhanced. The Advisory Committee also provides an efficient means by which information is communicated to the employing institutions.


The committee is made up of four people representing the University System of Maryland, Morgan State University, St. Mary's College and the Community Colleges.

Chevonie L. Oyegoke, MA, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Human Resources Officer, University System of Maryland

University System of Maryland Office
3300 Metzerott Road
Adelphi, MD 20783

Armada Grant

Director of Human Resources

Morgan State University
1700 East Cold Spring Lane
CGW Building, Room 100
Baltimore, MD 21251

Shannon Jarboe

Director of Human Resources

St. Mary's College
18952 East Fisher Road
St. Mary's City, MD 20686-3001

Jody Kallis

Legislative Liaison

Legislative Liaison
Maryland Association of Community Colleges
60 West Street, Suite 200
Annapolis, MD 21401