‘Too much to bear.’
courtesy of ‘faultlesspajama’
After 12 years at the University of Maryland, President C.D. “Dan” Mote has announced his plan to retire on August 31st of this year. The 73-year-old President wrote a letter to the campus Monday stating that “it has been a joy to work with so many talented students, faculty, and staff.”
When Mote was named President in 1998, he hit the ground running. Funding for research has grown by 150% to $500 million, and U.S. News and World Report ranked UMD as 18th among the top national public universities.
As the university’s fourth-longest serving President, Mote has plans to take a leave of absence and get right back to work. The university says that he will return as an engineering professor. With over 30 years of education experience at the University of California, Berkeley, Mote is truly a veteran.