BALTIMORE (AP) — The University System of Maryland has announced a search committee to find a new chancellor for the 12-campus system.

Board of Regents Chairman Linda Gooden announced Tuesday the 18-member panel includes regents, campus presidents and representatives from faculty, students and the higher education community.

Chancellor Robert Caret announced in May he would not seek an additional five-year term and will complete his current term on June 30, 2020.

His announcement came after state lawmakers cut funding from the system's office budget earlier this year by an amount equal to his annual salary of $642,600 to express displeasure with an overall lack of transparency and accountability in the system's handling of a University of Maryland football player's death last year and how the chancellor dealt with a separate ethics query.

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