CSM Alumna Linda Cox Joins CSM’s Foundation Board


The College of Southern Maryland Foundation has announced the addition of CSM 1969 Alumna Linda Cox to its board of directors.

“I am excited to be part of this fundraising organization, work with the dedicated staff and have this opportunity to pay back for the help I received from a work/study program I was on during my two years at CSM,” said Cox.

Cox is a graduate of La Plata High School and earned an associate degree in education from CSM in 1969 as part of the first graduating class from the Mitchell Road Campus.

Following college, Cox began 18 years of federal civil service working in human resources for the U.S. Department of State, Foreign Service Institute and in the Civilian Personnel Department, Naval Ordnance Station, Indian Head. For a few of her 14 years at Indian Head as a personnel management specialist, Cox worked with the Charles County Board of Education on high school co-op programs with colleges including CSM.

“I still run into many co-op students from the ‘70s and ‘80s when I was at Indian Head and I believe we are fortunate that they have remained here working and living in our community,” Cox said.

Cox was a returning student to CSM where she took 60 hours of real estate courses and earned her real estate license in 1977. She was a referral agent for Baldus Real Estate for many years. When her husband retired from Baldus Real Estate, she joined him in establishing Cox Real Estate, LLC and became the broker in 2011.

Cox is a member of Grace Lutheran Church in La Plata and belonged to the Charles County Garden Club for 10 years. She volunteered for years at Milton Somers Middle School and McDonough High School, including a year as an assistant golf coach.

“I am very proud that in 2002 my husband and I established a scholarship at CSM to honor his mother, Annie Marguerite Cox. After all these years, family and friends continue to contribute to this scholarship and we are able to honor her and now my husband, Donald R. Cox. It proves that the modest donations of many continue the ability to influence and help students achieve their dreams and goals,” said Cox.

The CSM Foundation is the fundraising arm of CSM since 1970. The foundation serves the community and students by providing educational opportunities and services.

Foundation officers are Chair Christine Rush (CSM class of 1987), First Vice Chair G.S. “Steve” Proctor, Second Vice Chair E. Rané Franklin, CSM Trustee Liaison Theodore L. Harwood, Secretary-Treasurer and CSM President Dr. Brad M. Gottfried and CSM Vice President of Advancement Michelle L. Goodwin as executive director of the foundation.

Foundation directors representing Calvert County include Franklin, Nancy Hempstead, Jean McDougall and Barry Walrath.

Directors representing Charles County include Gregory C. Cockerham (CSM class of 1974), Cox, Ruth Ann Ferrell (CSM class of 2000), David Hruda, Esq., Reuben F. “Jay” Lilly Jr. (CSM class of 1975), Paula L. Martino (CSM class of 1999), Robert V. Price Jr., Proctor, Thomas Quattlebaum, Kimberly Rosenfield, Rush and Austin J. Slater Jr. (CSM class of 1979).

Directors representing St. Mary’s County include Harwood, Capt. Glen Ives (Ret.), Alland “Al” Leandre, Micheline Lopez-Estrada, Vickie Kite Milburn and Jennifer Wamsley.

For information on the foundation, visit http://www.csmd.edu/Foundation/.