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Donald N. Langenberg, who as chancellor elevated University System of Maryland to 'national eminence,' dies

Donald N. Langenberg, who as chancellor elevated University System of Maryland to 'national eminence,' dies

Donald N. Langenberg, a career academic who during 12 years as chancellor of the University System of Maryland oversaw 11 colleges and universities, including the University of Maryland, College Park, and brought the system “national eminence,” died Jan. 25 of an aortic aneurysm at his Dickeyville home.

He was 86.

“Don Langenberg was a man of great integrity. What you saw was what you got. He was a man of his word,” said Freeman A. Hrabowski III, who has been president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County since 1992.

“He believed in education and the role of education transforming lives and how it strengthened the economy of Maryland. He had a generous...

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