USM Chancellor appoints search committee for next TU president
Search and hiring process estimated to take six months
TOWSON, Md. (Feb. 18 , 2011)—University System of Maryland Chancellor William Kirwan has announced the formation of a committee that will launch a search for a successor to Towson University President Dr. Robert Caret, who recently accepted a position with the University of Massachusetts.
“His departure is a huge loss for the System and the State,” says Chancellor Kirwan, in a letter to the TU community. “He leaves an exceptional institution poised to rise to even greater heights of excellence under a new president.”
The screening committee, comprising several local academic and business leaders, will follow the guidelines of the University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents to conduct a national and proactive search for Towson’s new president. A small group of finalists will then be recommended by the committee to the Board of Regents and Chancellor Kirwan, who will make a hiring determination from that list.