Maryland hired a national search firm specializing in sports and entertainment to aid in finding a new athletic director, the school announced Thursday.
An eight-person search committee, which includes major athletic donor Barry Gossett and longtime field hockey coach Missy Meharg, was also named to help find a successor to Kevin Anderson.
In a letter posted on the university’s website, university president Wallace D. Loh wrote that "Maryland is launching a national and confidential search” for a new athletic director.
“A national search means that we seek and consider all qualified candidates,” Loh said. “A confidential search means that we secure the...