Kunda named Ce­cil Col­lege trustee

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— Kath­leen Kunda, of Elkton, has been ap­pointed by Gov. Larry Ho­gan to the board of trus­tees of Ce­cil Col­lege for a six-year term.

Kunda, who earned her bach­e­lor’s and master’s de­grees from Wilm­ing­ton Univer­sity, served as a co­or­di­na­tor with Ce­cil County Pub­lic Schools for 14 years. In this role, she was the Busi­ness and Ed­u­ca­tion Part­ner­ship Ad­vi­sory Coun­cil co­or­di­na­tor as well as the Base Re­align­ment and Clo­sure li­ai­son. Fol­low­ing her re­tire­ment from CCPS in 2012, she spent four years as a project co­or­di­na­tor at Ce­cil Col­lege work­ing with

NORTH EAST

STEM and Be­yond Night events in Ce­cil and Har­ford coun­ties as well as the col­lege’s Ca­reer Blast pro­gram.

Kunda was on the board of direc­tors of the Ce­cil Col­lege Foun­da­tion and has also been ac­tive in the com­mu­nity as a mem­ber of the Ce­cil County Repub­li­can Cen­tral Com­mit­tee, Women in De­fense STEM Sub­com­mit­tee, Boys and Girls Clubs of Ce­cil County board, North­east­ern Mary­land Tech­nol­ogy Coun­cil Vi­sion­ary Alumni Sub­com­mit­tee, Susque­hanna Work­force Net­work Youth Coun­cil, Elkton Cham­ber & Al­liance board and the Ce­cil County Cham­ber of Com­merce Am­bas­sador and Mem­ber­ship Com­mit­tee.

“We are pleased to wel­come trustee Kathy Kunda,” said Mary Way Bolt, Ce­cil Col­lege pres­i­dent. “Kathy’s pre­vi­ous ser­vice to Ce­cil Col­lege as a project co­or­di­na­tor and with our foun­da­tion will en­able her to smoothly tran­si­tion into her new role. Her back­ground in ed­u­ca­tion, in­clud­ing her ex­pe­ri­ence pro­mot­ing STEM ed­u­ca­tion, will be of great ben­e­fit to our stu­dents and our com­mu­nity as a whole.”

Kunda was pre­sented with the Athena Award, which hon­ors women who demon­strate ex­cel­lence, cre­ativ­ity and ini­tia­tive in their pro­fes­sion along with com­mu­nity in­volve­ment and lead­er­ship. In ad­di­tion, she has re­ceived an NMTC Vi­sion­ary Award and Ju­nior Achieve­ment of Delaware Le­gacy Award and was se­lected as the Ce­cil County Cham­ber Mem­ber of the Year.

“I am hum­bled by the nom­i­na­tion and hon­ored to ac­cept Gov­er­nor Ho­gan’s ap­point­ment to serve on the Ce­cil Col­lege board of trus­tees,” Kunda said. “I am ex­cited to sup­port Dr. Bolt in her lead­er­ship and to con­tinue to work to make a qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion af­ford­able for ev­ery­one.”

Kunda will take the place of David Leather­wood, whose six-year term ex­pired in June.

Kath­leen Kunda, right, is sworn into the Ce­cil Col­lege board of trus­tees by Char­lene M. Notar­cola, left, clerk of cir­cuit court for Ce­cil County.

PHO­TOS COUR­TESY OF CE­CIL COL­LEGE

Kath­leen Kunda, cen­ter, is wel­comed to Ce­cil Col­lege’s board of trus­tees by Mary Way Bolt, left, Ce­cil Col­lege pres­i­dent, and Sarah Colenda, right, board chair.

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