Head of En­vi­ron­men­tal Sci­ence Cen­ter re­sign­ing

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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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