From The Examiner:

After relentless efforts towards increasing retention rates, expanding technological innovation and building a new online business degree program, President Reginald S. Avery announced his decision to step down from his role as President of Coppin State University.  On Wednesday, Avery remarked in his resignation speech, “It has been my privilege and honor to have served as President of Coppin and to have worked with a talented and dedicated team of individuals who care deeply about the university and our students. I am proud of what we have achieved together.”

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Dr. Avery began his presidency at Coppin in January 2008 with the hopes to reform one of the lowest achieving public colleges in Maryland. With graduation rates wedged below 20 percent, Avery promised faculty and students that he would initiate necessary change to rebuild a strong, competitive institution of higher education.  Avery commented in a speech addressing his faculty, “We’re going to do what we can to make sure we are addressing the needs of our students- retaining them, and also that they are graduating in a timely manner.”

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