Board of Trustees

The governing body of the college is appointed by the Governor from citizenry of Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties. The board consists of nine members, each given a five-year term of office.

View the Meeting Schedule, Minutes, and Agendas

View the Board Policies 

View the Board Meeting Procedures

Current Officers

Shawn Coates headshot

Audit Committee

Sonja Cox headshot

Human Resources and Benefits Chair

CSM President Dr. Yolanda Wilson

2023 - present
CSM President


Kenneth Abell headshot

Academic and Student Affairs Committee

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Cathy Allen  

Audit Committee; Nominating and Distinguished Awards Committee


Jose Gonzalez headshot

Human Resources and Benefits; Foundation Liaison

Christy Lombardi

Audit Committee Chair

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Academic and Student Affairs Committee Chair

Jay Webster

2015-2020/2020 - 2025

**Human Resources and Benefits; Nominating and Distinguished Awards Chair

Currently awaiting appointment

*Completed remainder of another trustee’s term before being appointed for their own five-year term.
**Appointed by Governor Hogan to the board in 2016 to complete a term that began in 2015; Temporarily

Board Staff

Larisa Pfeiffer Headshot

Chief of Staff




Stacey Cooke, Human Resources and Benefits Committee, 2014-present

Daryl Motley, Audit Committee, 2019-Present

Trustee Emeriti

Louis P. Jenkins (1999)
John T. Parran, Jr.  (1999)
Henry L. Burke (1999)
Veronica E. Coates (1999)
William Daniel Mayer (1999)
Michael A. Besche (2000)
Dianne McWilliams (2000)
Verna M. Posey (2002)

Delores C. Datcher (2004)
Joseph F. Shannon, Jr (2010)
Mary M. Krug (2016)
James K. Raley, Jr. (2016)
Charles R. Bailey (2016)
Michael L. Middleton (2016)
Dorothea H. Smith (2018)
Theodore L. Harwood, II (2020)

President's Cabinet

CSM President Dr. Yolanda Wilson

Dr. Yolanda Wilson

Rodney Redmond

Dr. Rodney Redmond

Provost and Vice President for the Division of Learning (DOL)

The Division of Learning leads with excellence in equitable learning opportunities for all students and learning partners, enhancing the intellectual, cultural, and workforce life for the citizens of the Southern Maryland community.

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Dr. Bill L. Comey
Vice President of Operations and Planning (OPP)

Responsible for all college-wide planning and research functions, all functions necessary for daily campus operations (technology, public safety, scheduling, and facilities)

Dr Tracy Harris

Dr. Tracy A. Harris
Vice President of Student Equity and Success (SES)

Responsible for recruitment, admissions, registration, financial assistance, advising and counseling, special population services, student life, and athletics

Judith Mills

Responsible for all college financial functions, plus auxiliary and public services

Craig patenaude

Craig W. Patenaude, Esq.
General Counsel and Vice President of Human Resources and Organizational Development (HRO)

Responsible for legal affairs, human resources, diversity and inclusion

Ellen Flowers-Fields

Responsible for all non-credit continuing education programs, Workforce Development, Community Education, Maryland Center for Environmental Training, Small Business Development Center, WorkForce Center, and the Nonprofit Institute

Avis Mcmillon

Responsible for marketing, communication, admissions, and recruitment. This includes promotions, advertising, creative services, web services, media relations, and video production, as well as call center, recruitment efforts, and the admissions process.

Larisa Pfeiffer

Dr. Larisa Pfeiffer
Chief of Staff

The Chief of Staff is a key member of the President’s Cabinet and provides leadership and operational oversight to the Office of the President in fulfilling the college’s mission and goals.

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