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."

"Furthermore, 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.

"While 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.

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