A Retired Army General Will Be The New Mount Saint Mary's University President


Mount Saint Mary's University will be having a new president after February issue where two professors were fired.

The former president of Mount Saint Mary's University Simon Newman stepped down from his position last March after having an issue last February where two professors were fired. This was after the controversial statement of the former president of the university. He allegedly said that first- year students are like little bunnies that need to be strangled. A new president, an Army general will take over the university, reported.

The new interim president of Mount Saint Mary's University would be Brigadier General Timothy Trainor, Ph.D. The incoming president said that he is very excited about this opportunity. After he heard the news that he will take over as president, he started engaging with staff, faculty, and students in the campus.

General Trainor, 55, was a retired general who was serving in the Academic Board as dean at the US Military Academy, West Point, New York. The incoming president planned that he would speak with people in the campus regarding the small Catholic School on Emmitsburg. After previous engagement, Trainor said he would figure out the full strategy for the next couple of years. The main goal he set was to boost student retention rate and national rankings, The Baltimore Sun reported.

The students and faculty were very excited to have a new leadership at Mount Saint Mary's University. The Vice President of Enrollment Management and Students affair at the university, Michael Post, said that Dr. Trainor is going to bring leadership sense in the university which will have a great impact in the community. He also said that Trainor is an amazing leader.

Trainor's first day at the university is the same day freshmen students would be moving in. He even said that he would help the students get settled. Trainor's term in Mount Saint Mary's University will last until 2018.

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