The president of the Baltimore Hebrew University stepped down. Rela Mintz Geffen, a noted sociologist, served in the post for seven years.Geffen’s action, announced this week by the school’s board of trustees, came after the board carried out a $45,000 study that examined her leadership, the school’s ability to fund-raise and its image, according to the Baltimore Jewish Times.Barry Gittlen, who has taught at the university for 35 years, will become interim president. The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore has announced it will cut its $1 million allocation to the school in half over the next five years. The school, founded in 1919, also will also have to leave its facility by 2010.
Baltimore university president steps down