Towson University provost appointed as its interim president

Marcia G. Welsh to assume new role April 20, succeeding Caret

March 28, 2011|By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun

Towson University's provost will become its interim president after the departure next month of Robert L. Caret, a spokeswoman for the state university system confirmed Monday morning.

William E. Kirwan, chancellor of the University System of Maryland, appointed Marcia G. Welsh, who has served as provost and vice president for academic affairs since 2009 at Towson. The decision was announced to the Towson community in an email Monday, said system spokeswoman Anne Moultrie.

Welsh will begin her new duties on April 20, the day after Caret is scheduled to depart Towson. He begins his new job as president of the University of Massachusetts system on July 1, according to a news release.

A search committee for a permanent replacement has already begun work, according to the university system.

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