ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) University of Maryland President Wallace Loh will remain at the state's flagship university through June 2020, the chair of the Board of Regents said Wednesday, despite initially announcing plans to retire at the end of this school year in the aftermath of a football player's death after a preseason workout.
Linda Gooden, the chair of the board, said the university is launching the process to select Loh's successor. She said the board has been listening to members of the campus community and leaders across the state about the upcoming leadership transition. She said those discussions informed the board's thinking about ensuring an orderly transition and a successful search process.
"Dr. Loh is currently leading several initiatives critical to the university's future, including implementing reforms to the athletics program, hiring key student-facing leaders, and continuing the capital campaign," Gooden said in a statement.