Chancellor Kirwan Statement on Selection of Frostburg State President Gibralter as Next President of Wells College
Adelphi, Md. (Feb. 11, 2015) --
University System of Maryland (USM) Chancellor William E. "Brit" Kirwan today offered
the following statement in recognition of the outstanding work of Dr. Jonathan
Gibralter during his tenure as president of Frostburg State University. Wells
College, a private, liberal arts institution in Aurora, N.Y., announced the
selection of Gibralter as its 19th president, effective July 1.
"On behalf of
the University System of Maryland, congratulations to Jonathan Gibralter on his
appointment as president of Wells College," Kirwan said. "Jonathan has led
Frostburg State University (FSU) to new heights, achieving improved retention
and graduation rates, greater success in private fundraising, and effective
collaboration with the community colleges in Western Maryland. Also under his
leadership, the university has forged strong and productive partnerships with the
city of Frostburg and Allegany County."
with vision and determination, Jonathan successfully positioned Frostburg State
as a national leader in policies and practices that promote environmental
sustainability and combat alcohol abuse on campus," Kirwan said.
Jonathan's departure is a loss for FSU and the surrounding community, USM, and
the state, we wish him much success as he takes the helm of Wells College."
The news release
from Wells College on Gibralter's appointment as its 19th president
can be read here.
A news release from Frostburg State University can be accessed here.
Contact: Mike Lurie