Some theatre and dance majors say a required course is too time-consuming for the one credit many of them earn for taking it.
An official said a taskforce is looking into students' complaints.
The University System of Maryland announced Wednesday that Darryll Pines would take over the role.
The group has called for the U.S. agriculture department to investigate.
They're expected to begin "sometime during the spring."
Among other objectives, the five people will build a comprehensive timeline of the school's response and provide recommendations.
The robbery happened "just south" of Campus Drive near Adelphi Road.
He was found at the 8700 block of Rhode Island Avenue.