Kunda named Cecil College trustee
— 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
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.
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.