The trend reflects an increase in COVID-19 cases nationally.
The move comes as cases decline at this university and in Prince George’s County.
The initiative is part of a two-year pilot program.
Marinopoulos will begin his role in January.
As flu season begins to overlap with the ongoing pandemic, the health center is trying to wrangle the possibility of two viruses on campus.
Current interim director Dr. Sacared Bodison will stay on with an advisory role.
It also announced new ways technology will be used to track the virus' spread.
The university is notifying those who came into contact with the part-time contractor.