WMDT 47 News – Delmarva’s Choice

It was the first day on the job for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s new leader. Doctor Juliette Bell was named the school’s president back in March. Previously, she was Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs and a biochemistry professor at Central State University in Ohio.

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Bell says she’s excited to get started and has big plans for the school’s Allied Health programs and other physical sciences. “I know that health care is an important area of concern for this geographic area. I think that we can continue to serve that community by providing those opportunities and those programs.”

Dr. Bell is taking over for Mortimer Neufville, who held the position since longtime president Thelma Thompson stepped down last year.