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Provost at Bowie State Who Drew Faculty Complaints Will Leave

Stacey Franklin Jones, who became provost of Bowie State University in July and was the subject of a faculty no-confidence vote and letter of complaint last month, will step down as of Friday, the Gazette newspaper group reported. It cited a brief statement from the university’s president, Mickey L. Burnim, that praised her for a number of contributions. Neither Ms. Jones nor faculty representatives who had criticized her leadership style could be reached for comment. A spokesman for the University System of Maryland said that Ms. Jones had made the decision to leave and that Mr. Burnim had accepted her decision.

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