U. of Miami President Shalala Will Step Down Next Year

September 9, 2014

Donna Shalala, the former U.S. secretary of health and human services, said Monday she will step down from the University of Miami next year, when she will have been its president for 14 years. The chairman of the university's Board of Trustees said Shalala's tenure has been "a fortuitous and celebrated circumstance," including a $1.4 billion capital campaign, the first billion-dollar-plus campaign in Florida. Her tenure was also marked by, an athletics scandal that "became a national black eye for the university, and led to NCAA sanctions that cost Miami nine scholarships over three years, in addition to a self-imposed bowl ban," the Miami Herald recalled.

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