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St. Mary’s College President Leaves Amid Criticism

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ST. MARY’S CITY, Md. (AP) — The president of St. Mary’s College of Maryland has asked the board of trustees not to renew his contract.

Trustees at the public liberal arts college announced President Joseph Urgo’s decision Tuesday, saying he was moving on for “personal and professional reasons.”

The Washington Post reports that the move comes amid criticism of the school’s failure to enroll enough students for next year, which could cost the school millions in lost tuition. The usual class size is about 450, but Urgo has said that St. Mary’s is short at least 100 students.

Urgo has led the Southern Maryland school for three years, and his contract is set to expire at the end of June. Board members wouldn’t discuss plans for an interim president or a search for a successor.
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(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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