Head of Environmental Science Center resigning
Donald Boesch, president of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science for the past 27 years, is stepping down from the leadership role to focus on research explaining the science behind Chesapeake Bay restoration. The University System of Maryland’s Board of Regents is launching a nationwide search for his successor. Boesch said he plans to step down once a new executive is named. “Because we’re in a strong position with respect to our facilities, leadership and influence, this is the right time,” said Boesch, who turns 71 in November. “We’re in the strongest position we’ve ever been.” Over a 35-year career, Boesch has become a leading adviser to the state and federal governments on Chesapeake Bay and environmental issues. He has served five Maryland governors, on the Chesapeake Bay Program and on President Obama’s National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling.
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