Homer W. Schamp Jr., founding provost of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County when it opened in 1966, died Tuesday at the Edenwald Retirement Community in Towson of complications from a stroke.
The former longtime Ten Hills resident was 92.
"Homer was both a pioneer and visionary leader," UMBC President Freeman A. Hrabowski III said in a statement. "A renowned physicist, he and other key leaders laid the foundation for the high quality education and research that UMBC is known for today."
"Homer believed in UMBC as a university model for the 21st century — which he started building in the late 20th century," Dr. Hrabowski said....