Tue May 20, 2014
William "Brit" Kirwan, Head of University System of Maryland, to Retire
Chancellor Kirwan has shaped how and what the students at Maryland’s public universities learn. He redesigned science, technology, engineering, and math curriculums, pushed to expand online education, and made a higher percentage of school aid based on financial need.
Last week, he announced that, after 12 years in the chancellor’s job and 50 years in higher education, he’ll retire once a replacement is chosen. Brit Kirwan joins Sheilah Kast in the studio to talk about his tenure as head of Maryland’s public university system.