The University of Maryland Eastern Shore president will step down in June, the college announced this week.
Juliette B. Bell said in a letter to the campus community that she wants to pursue other passions and spend more quality time with her family, including her five grandchildren.
“Though a difficult one, this is a decision I reached after much thought and prayer,” she wrote. “I believe there is a time and a season for all things.”
Bell, 62, assumed the presidency in 2012, becoming the fourth woman to lead the historically black institution.
University System of Maryland Chancellor Robert L. Caret said that Bell “courageously...