College of Southern Maryland
8730 Mitchell Road
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910
Dr. Bradley Gottfried was appointed the fourth president of the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) in July 2006. Associated with community colleges for more than 30 years, Dr. Gottfried has extensive experience in strategic planning, enrollment management, fiscal and facilities management, and cultivating community and legislative relations, as well as developing successful initiatives in curriculum, technology, faculty, transfer programs and business development. Dr. Gottfried is also a historian, having written nine books on the Civil War, primarily on the battle of Gettysburg.
He holds a Ph.D. in Zoology from Miami University of Ohio, a master's in biology from Western Illinois University, and a bachelor's in biology from West Chester University. He began his college studies at MCCC.
In addition to his leadership at CSM, Dr. Gottfried is very active in the region serving on many committees and board including the Southern Maryland Civil War Roundtable, St. Mary's Historical Society, and Southern Maryland Higher Education Council. Among his many initiatives are the Money Smart Seminar Series to promote financial literacy throughout region; the Southern Maryland Nonprofit Institute (2010) to strengthen region's nonprofit organizations; and the Diversity Institute to promote a culture of inclusiveness and understanding.