Michael J. Kelly, whose 15-year tenure as dean of the University of Maryland School of Law saw dramatic growth in the faculty and in the quality of the student body, was tapped yesterday for a newly created position of vice president of Georgetown University.
His departure completes the changing of the guard at Maryland's professional schools in downtown Baltimore over the past two years. Errol Reese, who was named president of the campus this year, said yesterday that Alan D. Hornstein, associate dean and professor, will be acting dean until a successor is found.
"I am sorry,but also glad," Mr. Kelly said yesterday. "It's an interesting but challenging job, so I have mixed feelings."
In his new job, Mr. Kelly will assist the Rev. Leo J. O'Donovan, Georgetown's president, in the day-to-day administration of the 12,000-student campus in Washington. His appointment is effective Sept. 1.