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Presidential Transition

365官方体育中文版mcdaniel college is engaged in the process of selecting its 10th president following president roger n. casey’s announcement that he will retire in june 2021. this page will provide regular updates.

Contact the Transition Committee Chair

Presidential Search Committee

the committee, comprised of trustees and campus representatives, will develop the plan for a presidential search and will work closely with mcdaniel college faculty, staff, students, and alumni to identify what we are looking for in our next president.

Committee Members:

Bruce H. Preston, '75, Trustee, Chair
Preston Realty, LLC
Jessia Avila '22, Student representative
Charles A. Boehlke Jr., '78, Trustee
Executive Vice President & CFO (ret.), MSC Industrial Direct
Mary Lynn Durham '70, Trustee
Lawyer, Mary Lynn Durham LPA Co.
Ralph O. Frith '84, Trustee
Divisional Sales Manager (ret.), Spectrum Brands, Inc.
Jenni Glennon M.S. '04, Staff representative
Associate Vice President for Administration
Cheng Huang, Faculty representative
Associate Professor, Biology
Marjorie R. Kimble M.Ed. '86, Trustee
Media Specialist (ret.), Carroll County Public Schools
Albert J. Mezzanotte Jr. '78, Trustee
Partner, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP
Christopher Newman '88, Trustee
Head of Institutional Client Service–North America, T. Rowe Price
Alexander G. Ober '63, M.Ed. '69, Alumni representative
Professor Emeritus, Exercise Science and Physical Education (now Kinesiology)
Linda L. Semu, Faculty representative
Associate Professor, Sociology
Bryn Upton, Faculty representative
Professor, History

Latest Communication:

Update from the Transition Committee (Oct. 15, 2020)

dear mcdaniel community,

365官方体育中文版as a proud 1975 alumnus of the college, i am honored to chair the search and work alongside a dedicated group to develop the process for selecting the college’s 10th president. today, i wanted to write to share an update on the structure and work of this committee moving forward.

the transition committee, which has been comprised of members of the board of trustees, has already begun to take the necessary steps to initiate the process of selecting the college’s 10th president and intends to retain the services of to assist with the search. the six trustees who join me as members of the committee are:

  • Charles A. Boehlke Jr., '78
  • Mary Lynn Durham '70
  • Ralph O. Frith '84
  • Marjorie R. Kimble M.Ed. '86
  • Albert J. Mezzanotte Jr. '78
  • Christopher Newman '88

as we proceed, the transition committee will become the presidential search committee. because it is important that the search committee includes diverse representation from the many stakeholders of the college—faculty, staff, students, and alumni, i am pleased to share that we have selected the following representatives to also serve on this committee along with the members of the transition committee:

  • Alumni representative: Alexander G. Ober '63, M.Ed. '69, Professor Emeritus, Exercise Science and Physical Education (now Kinesiology)
  • Faculty representatives: Cheng Huang, Associate Professor of Biology; Linda L. Semu, Associate Professor of Sociology; and Bryn Upton, Professor of History
  • Staff representative: Jenni Glennon M.S. '04, Associate Vice President for Administration
  • Student representative: Jessia Avila '22

The Presidential Search Committee will be meeting to discuss the timeline for the search process, including how we plan to seek input from the McDaniel community, and further information will be communicated after this meeting. In the meantime, those with questions or comments can email me at prestransition@denysphoto.com. We also invite you to visit the Presidential Transition webpage at www.denysphoto.com/tenthpresident365官方体育中文版, which will be updated regularly throughout the process.

sincerely,

Bruce H. Preston '75, Trustee
Chair, Presidential Transition and Search Committee