New USM president to be named Apr 1

The College Board says it will announce a new USM president on April 1.

A list of potential candidates has been submitted to College Board members by a 25-member USM search advisory committee. The College Board search committee, headed by Robin Robinson of Laurel, will now start contacting candidates and setting up interviews.

Officials say the names and the number of candidates will not be released for reasons of confidentiality, but Robinson says it's a very good list.

The College Board is also reviewing potential sites for a new Gulf Park campus. Board members say a final decision is expected within the next two months.