SMCM President Urgo Resigns


ST. MARY’S CITY, Md.—After three years as president of St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Dr. Joseph Urgo has resigned. Urgo has requested that the Board of Trustees not renew his contract. A press release issued by the college Tuesday cited "personal and professional reasons" for Urgo's decision.

"I leave with mixed emotions because I have enjoyed my time so much at St. Mary’s College," said Dr. Urgo in a statement. "Leading St. Mary’s College for the past three years has been a tremendous privilege and a great pleasure. The college’s legislative charge of high academic standards and financial accessibility, while challenging, is an inspirational mission. In parting, I wish my friends and the good people of St. Mary’s the very best."

The trustees issued the following statement in the press release: "The Board is grateful for Dr. Urgo’s commitment to St. Mary’s College of Maryland and his advocacy for liberal arts education. The Board wishes Dr. Urgo well in his future endeavors."

Urgo is the highest paid state employee in the tri-county area. He was paid $372,310 in 2012. College employees hold the top 7 positions on the roster of highest paid state employees in So. Md.

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