Joseph Urgo leaving St. Mary’s College

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Joseph Urgo, the president of St. Mary’s College of Maryland, will be leaving at the end of this month, the college’s trustees announced Tuesday night, ending his three-year tenure at the public liberal arts college.

Urgo asked the college trustees not to renew his contract, according to a statement released after a five-hour closed meeting of the board. His departure comes as the college struggles to find enough students to fill its freshman class, which in turn has created a financial shortfall.

The statement released by the college Tuesday night said that Urgo was leaving for personal and professional reasons.

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