LA PLATA, Md. (July 20, 2011)—The College of Southern Maryland Board of Trustees has elected Mary Maddox Krug of Calvert County to a second term as its chair and Austin Joseph Slater Jr. of St. Marys County to a second term as the boards vice-chair.
CSMs Board of Trustees is the governing body providing leadership and oversight of the colleges mission and policies. Members are appointed by the governor for five-year terms. The board consists of nine members, with Calvert, Charles and St. Marys counties equally represented. The chair and vice-chair are selected by the trustees among themselves annually.
"I am truly privileged to chair a board of individuals who are all totally committed to ensuring that Southern Maryland has a community college second to none, and to bringing high quality degree-focused education, career training, and personal enrichment classes to the residents of all three counties at the lowest possible cost," Krug said.
Krug, who has been on CSMs board since 2007, previously served two terms as a Calvert County Commissioner, from 1990-1998, and has worked as chief of the news bureau for the Smithsonian Institution, press spokesperson for the National Park Services National Capital Region, and a local government affairs representative for Constellation Energy. She received both her bachelors degree in journalism and a juris doctorate (with honors) from George Washington University.
Appointed to the board of trustees in 2008, Slater is president and CEO of Southern Maryland Electric Co-op, one of the largest co-ops in the nation. He holds a master of business administration degree in finance from George Washington University, a bachelors degree in accounting from Shepherd University and an associate degree from CSM.
He currently serves as chairs of the Board of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce and of the Southern Maryland Workforce Investment Board, as well as serves as a member of the boards of Community Bank of Tri-County, and Friends of the Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum.
Additional CSM trustees are MacArthur Jones and Julie Sickle of Calvert County; Lois DiNatale, Mike Middleton and Dorothea Holt Smith of Charles County; and Theodore Harwood and Dr. Janice T. Walthour of St. Marys County. Serving as secretary/treasurer to the board is CSM President Dr. Brad Gottfried.
Appointed in 2003, Jones retired from the position of vice president and chief operating officer of the National Institute of Security Education Corporation. Prior to this, he had a 31-year career as an educator in the Calvert County Public Schools system where he served as a teacher for eight years, an elementary level vice principal for 11 years, a middle school level vice principal for two years and an elementary level principal for eight years.
Appointed in 2010, Sickle is the fleet training manager for Constellation Energy Nuclear Group (CENG), one of the largest electricity suppliers in Maryland. She has worked with CENG for 25 years including roles in engineering, maintenance, work management and training. She has extensive leadership experience in the electric industry with many years leading adult education programs for workers at CENGs Nuclear Power Plant facilities. Sickle holds a bachelor of science in nuclear engineering from the University of Maryland and a master of arts in education and administration from the College of Notre Dame.
Appointed in 2009, DiNatale is employed by the Naval Ordnance Safety and Security Activity as a senior Navy ordnance environmental expert. A life-long resident of Charles County, she holds a master of science in environmental management from the University of Maryland and is currently pursuing a doctorate in human and organizational learning at George Washington University. She has extensive leadership experience in the Department of Defense's environmental and testing and training communities.
Appointed in 2007, Middleton is the president and chairman of Tri-County Financial Corporation and its banking subsidiary, Community Bank of Tri-County, Waldorf. He joined the bank in 1973. Middleton is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Maryland Association of CPAs, as well as the American Bankers Association, the Maryland Bankers Association and the National Association of Corporate Directors.
Appointed in 2007, Smith is a retired educator, beginning her 30-year teaching career in 1965 in the Charles County Public Schools system. She is a past recipient of the Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Award presented by The Washington Post, and of the Charles County Teacher of the Year Award. A language arts-reading instructor of middle school students, she also held various positions on the executive board of the Educational Association of Charles County and was the faculty representative to the teachers association for John Hanson Middle School.
Appointed in 2010, Harwood received his bachelors degree in Naval Science from the United States Naval Academy in 1974 and continued his career for 28 years as a member of the active duty and reserve contingents of the Naval Aviation community. Harwood is vice president of SENTELs Spectrum Engineering Group. He has more than 36 years of engineering experience and is a retired captain in the Naval Reserves.
Appointed in 2007, Walthour is a life-long resident of St. Marys County, and graduated from George Washington High School in 1968 when it was one of two public high schools for black students in the county. She received a bachelors degree in elementary education from Morgan State University, a masters degree from George Washington University, and a doctorate in administration and supervision from Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.