Former mayor Kurt Schmoke to be University of Baltimore's next president

Carrie Wells
The Baltimore Sun

The University of Baltimore on Wednesday named former mayor Kurt L. Schmoke its next president, marking the return of a pivotal figure in the city's political history and someone boosters hope will strengthen the institution and its neighborhood.

Schmoke, who has held several roles at Howard University, including law school dean, said he hoped to "build on the momentum" of Robert L. Bogomolny, who announced last fall he would retire as president at the end of the academic year. Schmoke will take over the job in July.

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