About CSM

Who We Are

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The College of Southern Maryland is a public, regional community college with a far-reaching goal—to help our students and community meet the challenges of individual, social, and global changes.

What We Do

Our Mission

The College of Southern Maryland enhances lives and strengthens the economic vitality of a diverse and changing region by providing affordable postsecondary education, workforce development, and cultural and personal enrichment opportunities.

Our Vision

CSM will be the region’s first choice for accessible, inclusive, and innovative education that transforms communities.

Our Values

The following institutional values guide our actions as members of CSM.


We are stronger when we work together.


We provide each individual with the opportunity, resources, and access needed to be successful.


We commit to high standards and clear expectations.


We respect contributions and differing abilities of everyone, providing space for all.


We value creativity and ingenuity, embracing new ideas and perspectives.


We are transparent and honest.


We treat others with dignity.

Meet the President

Yolanda Wilson
All of us here at CSM welcome you to this college community and look forward to accompanying you on your learning journey. Whatever brings you to the College of Southern Maryland, we are here to support you and help make your experience the best it can be.
Dr. Yolanda Wilson
CSM President
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Learn about CSM's four campuses: the La Plata and Regional Hughesville campuses in Charles County, the Prince Frederick Campus in Calvert County, and the Leonardtown Campus in St. Mary’s County.

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Learn how the College of Southern Maryland has evolved to provide robust educational opportunities to Charles, Calvert, and St. Mary's counties.

Learn About Our History

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Learn more about our Board of Trustees, the governing body of the college, CSM President Dr. Yolanda Wilson, and the President's Cabinet.

Meet Our Leadership

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Stay Connected

Join the CSM community online! Keep up to date with the latest news and events on our website, or connect through CSM's social media hub, where you can connect with the college on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, Snapchat, and our mobile apps.

Latest News

Upcoming Events

Social Media and Mobile Apps

Community Resources

As an integral part of the Southern Maryland community, we love connecting students, faculty, staff, and local residents with valuable resources which enrich their lives.

Conference Services and Meeting Space

Charles County Mediation Center

Nonprofit Institute

The Arts at CSM

Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. Center for Leadership

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