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Caret described as transformative, assertive leader
Caret described as transformative, assertive leader

When Robert Caret was president of San Jose State University, he was credited with reinvigorating an urban campus mired in racial and community tension, and pushed the Silicon Valley college to embrace the Internet. In the same role at Towson University, he oversaw an explosion of growth and positioned the college as an alternative to the state's flagship university in College Park. Caret, now head of the five-campus University of Massachusetts system, was tapped this week to lead the University System of Maryland. As the successor to Chancellor William E. Kirwan, he'll help set the agenda for 12 of Maryland's public institutions, including Towson, University of Maryland,...