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UMW to name acting president
University of Mary Washington to name interim president in wake of Judy Hample's resignation.

Date published: 3/15/2010

The University of Mary Washington plans to name an acting president later this week, who would take charge of the school as of April 1.

The Executive Committee of the school's Board of Visitors meets Wednesday to make the selection, according to a release this morning from the school.

No public comment will be taken.

In February, current president Judy Hample announced she was leaving the school as of June 30.

Earlier this month, however, the school announced Hample would be leaving her post on April 1 to complete an "academic sabbatical" for her last three months with the school.

In a statement at the time, Hample said, "I offered to step down early so that the acting president can begin his or her term earlier, and so that the university can continue to move forward without the distractions inherent in a prolonged period of transition."

Hample's pay will not change after she begins her sabbatical and she could remain at Brompton, the president's official residence. Hample makes $330,000 annually.

During her three-month sabbatical, Hample will consult with the board of visitors and acting president on the school's strategic plan, according to a news release from the school.

In February, Hample said she was resigning June 30, after just two years as the university's first female leader. She has said she is leaving for personal reasons.