President's Council

Front Row (L-R): Dr. Richard B. Fleming, Prince Frederick Dean and Vice President; Dr. Eileen D. Abel, Vice President of Academic Affairs; Michelle L. Goodwin, Vice President of Advancement; and Dr. Daniel P. Mosser, Vice President of Continuing Education and Workforce Development

Back Row (L-R): Tony R. Jernigan, CPA, Vice President of Financial and Administrative Services; Dr. Bill L. Comey, Vice President of Student and Instructional Support Services; Dr. Brad M. Gottfried, CSM President; Craig W. Patenaude, Esq., General Counsel; and Dr. Tracy A. Harris, Leonardtown Dean and Vice President

Our President

Dr. Brad Gottfried

Dr. Bradley Gottfried

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.

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President's Council

Dr. Eileen D. Abel

Vice President of Academic Affairs
Responsible for: All credit programs, academic divisions, academic planning, and assessment

Dr. Bill L. Comey

Vice President of Student and Instructional Support Services
Responsible for: Enrollment Management, Admissions, Advisement and Career Services, Financial Assistance, Registrar, Student Success Services, Student Life and Athletics, Information Management Team, Enterprise Systems, Network Administration and Security, Libraries

Dr. Richard B. Fleming

Prince Frederick Dean and Vice President
Responsible for: Prince Frederick Campus Administration, Student Services

Michelle L. Goodwin

Vice President of Advancement
Responsible for: CSM Foundation, Development, Marketing, Community Relations, Auxiliary Services, St. Charles Children's Learning Center

Dr. Tracy A. Harris

Leonardtown Dean and Vice President
Responsible for: Leonardtown Campus Administration, Student Services

Tony R. Jernigan, CPA

Vice President of Financial and Administrative Services
Responsible for: Budget, Financial Operations, Procurement/Contracts, Physical Plant

Dr. Daniel P. Mosser

Vice President of Continuing Education and Workforce Development
Responsible for: All non-credit continuing education programs, Workforce Development, Community Education, Maryland Center for Environmental Training, Small Business Development Center, Corporate Center

Craig W. Patenaude

Esq., General Counsel
Responsible for: General Counsel, Risk Management and Compliance, Public Safety and Preparedness, Human Resources, Payroll