Coppin State University

Coppin State University president Maria Thompson stepping down at end of school year

Coppin State University president Maria Thompson stepping down at end of school year

Maria Thompson, the first female president of Baltimore’s Coppin State University, announced Thursday that she will step down from the historically black university at the end of June.

Thompson wrote in an email to students, faculty and staff that she would be returning to her native city of Nashville following her recent marriage and a lengthy recovery from cancer.

“My doctors have been delighted with my progress over these many months and have recently given me a clean bill of health,” she wrote. “During the Christmas holidays, my joy was multiplied with the decision to marry my long-time companion — Dr. Joseph Perry. We have determined that the time is right to begin a...

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