The chairman of the University of Maryland's Board of Regents has been reelected to his post.
Allen Schwait, who openly disagreed with Gov. William Donald Schaefer recently and supported Schaefer's Democratic primary gubernatorial opponent, Stephen Sachs, said Friday he has buried the hatchet with the governor.
"I don't think we have any real differences," he said. "That's a 1986 business. I don't want to get into that. I'm looking forward to 1987 and the future."
Schwait disagreed with Schaefer in February over his appointment of Julius Rainess, a longtime Schaefer political supporter, to the board.
Rainess was appointed to replace a respected board member, Frank Gunther Jr., a Baltimore philanthropist and civic leader who supported Sachs in the 1986 governor's race.
Friday, Schwait said he had spoken with Schaefer about the Rainess appointment and that the topic was closed.
Following his unanimous reelection, Schwait said that he was "extraordinarily proud" of the way the board and the university handled a host of problems that came to light after the death one year ago of Maryland basketball star Len Bias.
Schwait said Bias' cocaine-induced death forced the school to scrutinize its academic standards for athletes and drug use by students.