Morgan Board Reverses Decision, Extends Wilson's Contract

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Morgan State University's Board of Regents voted to extend the contract of the university's president for an additional year during a lengthy meeting Friday — reversing a contentious decision to seek a new president at the close of the academic year.

Board members did not offer an explanation for their reversal, nor did they detail the reasons they had previously sought to end President David J. Wilson's tenure after less than three years at the helm of the Northeast Baltimore campus.

Board president Dallas R. Evans, who cast the only vote against the measure, said that the board would negotiate a new contract with Wilson by the end of January for the 2013-2014 school year.

"We look forward to going through this healing process," said Evans.

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