Juliette Bell will be stepping down as president of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore at the end of June.
The Salisbury Daily Times reports that in her letter of resignation she said that she was proud of what had been accomplished at the institution.
The paper reports that she will be holding a news conference this morning to elaborate on her impending departure.
Bell noted that the historically black college broke into the ranks of the top 20 HBCU’s according to U.S. News and World Report.
Bell has served as president of UMES for the last six years becoming its 15th president and the third woman to lead the institution.