In a letter to the University of Maryland community on Friday, Jennifer Rice, the university’s senior vice president and provost, announced that Lucy Dalglish, the current journalism college dean, will step down from her role this June after 11 years.

After taking a sabbatical next year, Dalglish will return to the journalism college as a professor in fall 2024.

Keith Marzullo, the dean of this university’s information studies college, will chair the committee Rice has appointed to search for Dalglish’s replacement.

According to Rice, the university is searching for candidates with visionary leadership who will prioritize a culture of creativity and inclusion.

Rice praised Dalglish for her contributions to the journalism college.

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“​​I am grateful to Dean Dalglish for her dedication and service to the University of Maryland,” she wrote. “Her vast contributions over the past decade include the establishment of the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism and the creation of the George Solomon Endowed Chair in Sports Journalism.”

Deans at this university typically serve two five year terms. Dalglish served for an additional year to help with journalism college’s accreditation process.