News

Mount St. Mary's University president stepping down

Written by The Associated Press | May 14, 2013 10:33 AM
collegehatsmall.jpg

(Emmitsburg, Md.) -- Mount St. Mary's University President Thomas Powell says he's stepping down but not leaving the Catholic school in Emmitsburg that he has run for 10 years.

Powell said Tuesday he will depart the president's office in June 2014 for a yearlong sabbatical that will include working in an orphanage in East Timor.

He says he'll return to campus as president emeritus in 2015 to teach classes in educational psychology with a focus on disabilities.

Powell earned degrees in special education before working in college administration.

The school's Board of Trustees says it will launch a national search next month for Powell's successor.

During his tenure, Powell oversaw changes aimed at improving the school's academic reputation.

They included changing the name from Mount St. Mary's College to Mount St. Mary's University.

Published in News

back to top

Post a comment

Support for witf is provided by:

Become a witf sponsor today »

witf's Public Insight Network

Grave 43: Remembering Pony

National Edward R. Murrow Awards

DuPont Columbia Awards

Support Local Journalism

Latest News from NPR

Support for witf is provided by:

Become a witf sponsor today »