The College of Southern Maryland Foundation announces that Bob Carpenter and David Osterhouse have joined the Foundation’s board as its newest directors. Both businessmen are residents of Calvert County.
“We are thrilled to have Bob and David join the CSM Foundation board and its commitment to our friend-raising and fundraising efforts that support our students,” said CSM Vice President of Advocacy and Community Engagement Michelle Goodwin, who also serves as the Foundation’s executive director. “We welcome their knowledge, expertise and passion for the CSM mission.”
The CSM Foundation, a nonprofit, 501(c)3 charitable organization established in 1970, helps increase access to higher education at CSM through scholarship funding and assures the excellence of that education by raising and managing funds for college projects and objectives – including workforce development in Southern Maryland. The CSM Foundation is comprised of a tri-county, all-volunteer board of directors.
Carpenter, of Chesapeake Beach, brings more than 40 years of leadership experience working at corporate and government levels including the California Legislature, an Alaskan political central committee and the Chesapeake Beach Town Council. Carpenter most recently served at the helm of the Calvert County Chamber of Commerce for more than two years. He is the founder and president of Chesapeake Beach Consulting, providing research and strategic consulting services to a variety of clients from around the world. His other affiliations have included membership on the Arts Council of Calvert County, the Calvert Marine Museum Board of Directors and the Calvert Memorial Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees.
“As a De Anza Community College graduate, I know how important it is for our region to provide and maintain a strong and thriving community college presence.” Carpenter shared. “It is an honor to join the College of Southern Maryland team. CSM has long played an integral role in our area’s economic development and offers phenomenal – and more importantly, affordable – learning opportunities for all ages.”
Osterhouse is a senior accountant at the Charlotte Hall tax preparation company of Mudd, Lakes and Moreland LLC. A resident of Prince Frederick, the CPA specializes in preparing all types of taxes including individual, business, trusts and payroll. His wife, Dr. Melanie Osterhouse, is a professor of biology at CSM’s Prince Frederick Campus and was recently awarded with the 2019 Faculty Excellence Award – an award based on the significance and impact of classroom teaching, institutional responsibilities, curriculum development, professional development and community commitment. The Osterhouses are active in the community with their children at New Life Church, Boy Scouts Troop 347 and the Calvert High School Marching Band.
“Our family is committed to helping all students achieve their dreams,” David Osterhouse said. “We have had ties to CSM for many, many years and know first-hand how committed CSM is to providing necessary workforce development for our communities – and to providing excellent professors, facilities and equipment to every student.”
For information about the CSM Foundation, visit http://foundation.csmd.edu.