CSM Board Re-Elects Raley as Chair

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Mary Krug Selected as Vice-Chair

The College of Southern Maryland Board of Trustees at its June meeting re-elected James K. Raley Jr. of Avenue to his third term as chair and Mary Maddox Krug of Calvert County to a first term as vice-chair.

CSM’s Board of Trustees is the governing body providing leadership and oversight of the college’s mission and policies. Members are appointed by the governor for five-year terms. The board consists of nine members, with Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties equally represented. The chair and vice-chair are selected by the trustees among themselves annually.

A member of the board since 2000, Raley earned an associate degree from CSM, a bachelor's degree in economics from St. Mary's College of Maryland and a master's degree in management from the University of Maryland University College. He is self-employed in a family farming operation and is an experienced professional manager.

Previously at the St. Mary's County Office of the Sheriff he served four years as the chief executive officer and for seven years as a shift commander. He serves in several civic organizations, including as past president of the Optimist Club of Hollywood, as a board member and chair of a local Southern States Cooperative Advisory Board, and as a member of the Masons.

Krug replaces MacArthur Jones of Calvert County as the board's vice chair, who is stepping down after having served two years in that position. "It's been an honor to serve with Mac in his role as our vice chair. His appointment as vice chair and mine as chair two years ago marked a milestone in our college's history, as it was the first time in our history to have both a chair and vice chair serving from counties other than Charles County. He brings solid leadership to our board," said Raley.

I feel very honored, and challenged, to succeed MacArthur Jones as the CSM Board vice chair,” Krug said. “He has not only been outstanding in that role, but has enhanced the lives of so many Calvert Countians through his distinguished career as an educator, his service as chairman of the County Planning Commission and leadership in his church.”

Krug served two terms as a Calvert County Commissioner, from 1990-1998.  She has been an attorney, a press spokesman for the Smithsonian Institution and the National Park Service, and local government representative for Constellation Energy. She received both her bachelor’s degree in journalism and a juris doctorate (with honors) from George Washington University.

Her previous public service has included the board and an officer of the Maryland Association of Counties; Metropolitan Washington Air Quality Committee vice chair; Maryland Economic Growth, Resource Protection and Planning Commission; chair of the University of Maryland’s Institute for Governmental Service; Local Government Insurance Trust Board of Trustees; Calvert County Democratic Central Committee; and on the education transition teams for Governors Parris Glendening and Martin O’Malley.

She currently serves on the Success by 6 Leadership Council (chair, 2000-2006); Calvert Memorial Hospital Board of Directors, and as an elder of The New York Avenue Presbyterian Church.

 Other CSM trustees are Charles R. Bailey Jr. of Calvert County, Mike Middleton, Joseph Shannon and Dorothea Holt Smith of Charles County, and Austin Joseph Slater Jr. and Janice T. Walthour of St. Mary’s County. Serving as secretary/treasurer to the board is CSM President Dr. Brad Gottfried.

A regionally accredited community college that provides programs and services with a special focus on local workforce development to maintain and grow a healthy economy and community, the College of Southern Maryland is a two-time silver level recipient of the Maryland Performance Excellence Award and a six-time recipient of the Workplace Excellence Award. CSM, founded in 1958, is the fifth largest community college in Maryland with campuses in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties. For information about CSM, call 301-934-7765 or 301-870-2309, 240-725-5499 or 443-550-6199, Ext. 7765 or visit www.csmd.edu.