In Compromise Vote, Maryland Regents Ask Chancellor to Retire in 2002

The University System of Maryland's Board of Regents has asked the chancellor, Donald N. Langenberg, to retire amid increasing complaints that he lacks the political skills needed for the job.

During a closed session at their regular October meeting, the regents voted unanimously to approve a plan calling for Mr. Langenberg to step down effective April 30, 2002. The chancellor's job status had been uncertain since August, when he caused an uproar by offering