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USM names former Towson president Caret as new chancellor
USM names former Towson president Caret as new chancellor

The University System of Maryland has named Robert Caret, president of the University of Massachusetts System and a former president of Towson University, as its next chancellor, officials confirmed Wednesday. Caret will succeed William E. Kirwan, who announced in May that he would step down after 12 years at the helm. Caret said he had orally accepted the job offer and has not yet formally resigned. Caret said he would focus on two primary goals: ensuring students can get a high-quality education at an affordable price, and continuing "to build a research-based economic engine." "It's an exciting opportunity," Caret said in an interview. "It brings me back to...

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