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Homer W. Schamp Jr.,former UMBC provost, dies

Homer W. Schamp Jr.,former UMBC provost, dies

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....

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