Salisbury University

Salisbury University names new president

Salisbury University names new president

The University System of Maryland named Charles Wight the next president of Salisbury University, state officials announced Tuesday.

Wight will take over the Eastern Shore campus on July 1. Current president Janet Dudley-Eshbach announced last fall her intention to step down from her post after nearly two decades.

Robert L. Caret, chancellor of the university system, said Wight’s “acumen in fundraising, growing student enrollment, and working seamlessly with state and private funding sources position him well to continue Salisbury...