WASHINGTON (AP) _ An arts management training program has moved from the Kennedy Center to the University of Maryland, along with the arts center’s former chief executive.

Michael Kaiser, the former Kennedy Center president, has joined the university as a professor. Kaiser will lead the DeVos Institute of Arts Management, which he founded in 2001. The institute will maintain offices in Washington.

The institute has announced plans to expand its arts management training to Baltimore in early 2015, working with the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance and Maryland Humanities Council. It will also extend to Los Angeles in late 2015.

The DeVos Institute also is planning two major studies on diversity in the arts and technology in the arts. The institute also is exploring the creation of a master’s degree program in arts management.