President's Message

The President's Message

Dr. Maureen MurphyWelcome to the College of Southern Maryland (CSM), home to the La Plata, Leonardtown, Prince Frederick and Regional Hughesville campuses.  All of our locations, including the Waldorf Center shared with University of Maryland Global Campus (formerly University of Maryland University College) and our Center for Transportation Training, are designed to serve you and the needs of all Southern Maryland residents.

Since 1958, nearly 60 years later, the college has welcomed thousands of learners just like you.  Although our students are diverse, they share similar goals of advancing their knowledge and skills to obtain a higher quality of life for themselves, their families and our communities. 

CSM has something for everyone with more than 106 academic programs of study and hundreds of workforce development and personal enrichment courses.  I invite you explore all of these options by visiting our campuses and browsing our website.   

All of us at CSM – faculty, staff, and your fellow students – welcome you and look forward to seeing you on campus, at student events, in the library and using the many student resources we offer.  Whether you are here to study full time, take advantage of workforce training, or attend a concert or athletic event – we’re here to help make your experience the best it can be.

As I begin my journey as the college’s fifth president, I am looking forward to my first year experience at CSM and getting to know you and our community.  

Warm Regards,

Dr. Maureen Murphy Signature

Dr. Maureen Murphy