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University System of Maryland chancellor to step down in 2020

University System of Maryland chancellor to step down in 2020

After a year of public criticism and legislative rebukes of the University System of Maryland, Chancellor Robert L. Caret decided not to seek another five-year contract, and will leave his job in June 2020.

When Caret arrived to head the 12-campus system in 2015, he was returning to familiar turf — he had been president of Towson University — and he was praised by a cadre of academics and politicians.

In the past year, Caret been through a series of trials, beginning with the death of a 19-year-old football player and...

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