SMCM Announces Board of Trustees' Election of Officers, New Members, Retirements

ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. (Sept. 4, 2007) - At its 2007 annual meeting, St. Mary's College of Maryland's Board of Trustees elected officers for the 2007-2008 academic year. They are James Muldoon as chair, Ben Bradlee as vice-chair, Molly Mahoney as secretary, and Patrick Hervy as treasurer. All three men were the incumbents for their respective position.

The Board of Trustees also announced the recent approval of seven new trustees appointed by Governor Martin O'Malley. They include Sherrie Robinson Bailey '81 of Randallstown, Maryland, a Baltimore County public defender; Cindy Broyles '79 of Tall Timbers, Maryland, a Booz, Allen, Hamilton, Inc. vice president; Gail Harmon of Washington, D.C., a Harmon, Curran, Speilberg & Eisenberg, L.L.P. partner; Neil Irwin '00 of Washington, D.C., a Washington Post journalist; Katharine Russell of Baltimore, Maryland, president and owner of RWWR Associates; Carmen Shepard of Washington, D.C., a former Maryland deputy attorney general and counsel at the D.C. law firm Buc & Beardsley; and John Chambers Wobensmith '93 from New York, New York, Genco Shipping and Trading's chief financial officer. In addition, the governor reappointed G. Thomas Daugherty '65, Thomas Penfield Jackson, and Robert Waldschmitt to a second term on the board.

Trustees are responsible for the governance of St. Mary's College of Maryland including finances, personnel, curriculum, and fund raising.

"It is an honor and responsibility to be appointed to the board," said Maggie O'Brien, president of the College. "Trustees are involved in overseeing all aspects of the College. We look for people who can lend expertise, people who are accomplished, and people with an interest in the College."

Retiring from the Board with twelve years of service are June Weiner Auerbach '49 and retired Governor William Donald Schaefer. Both were awarded trustee emeritus status for their long service to the College. Trustees Thomas Kreidler and Vinaychandra Shah also retired this year after serving one, six-year term.

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