By Nic Corbett/The Star-Ledger

William F. Owen Jr.
William Perlman/The Star-Ledger UMDNJ president William F. Owen Jr., pictured in this 2007 Star-Ledger file photo, unexpectedly resigned from his post today.

NEWARK — William F. Owen Jr., the president of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey who in a surprise last month indicated he supported a partial merger with Rutgers University, unexpectedly submitted his resignation today.

Owen, who has led the 6,000-student Newark-based university for the past 4 1/2 years, will leave his $570,000 post on Dec. 31. His contract was set to expire in June.


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