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UMBC names its first female president, Valerie Sheares Ashby, as replacement for long-serving Freeman A. Hrabowski III

April 5, 2022

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County announced Valerie Sheares Ashby will serve as its new president starting Aug. 1, becoming the first female to fill this role at the university. Ashby, who currently serves as the dean of Duke University’s Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, received her appointment as UMBC’s sixth chief executive from the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. She will take over for Freeman A. Hrabowski III, who is retiring from the university after 30 years as president.

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

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