EMMITSBURG, Md. (AP) — Mount St. Mary’s University says President Thomas Powell is staying on for two more years because the school hasn’t been able to find a successor.
The Roman Catholic school in Emmitsburg said Friday that Powell will remain in office until July 2016 instead of stepping down this June, as planned.READ MORE: MVA's Bus Driver Day To Streamline Process For Applicants To Get Commercial License
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Powell said in May he would leave the president’s office in June 2014 for a yearlong sabbatical that would include working with his wife Irene at an orphanage in East Timor. He had planned to return to the campus to teach after that.
Powell was appointed president in 2003. He has overseen changes aimed at improving the school’s academic reputation.MORE NEWS: New Trial Ordered For Shawn Little Convicted In Mistaken Identity Killing Of Ray Glasgow, 17
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