Governor Hogan appoints CSM trustees
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) recently appointed three Southern Marylanders to serve on the College of Southern Maryland’s Board of Trustees.
Margaret C. Dunkle and Jay W. Webster of Calvert County and Bradley O. Bates of St. Mary’s County were chosen for the positions.
Bates of Tanners Creek is a professor of program management for the Defense Acquisition University, providing instruction in both acquisition and program management to the acquisition, technology and logistics workforce in support of Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) certification, according to a release.
Working as part of the acquisition and program management team, Bates also provides program support directly to government program and deputy program managers assisting them with team dynamics, program startup and rapid deployment training. He is the survey product lead for the DAU Mid-Atlantic Region. Previously, he ser ved as the program manager for the Dynamic Time Critical Warfighting Capability (DTCWC) an upstream algorithmic data fusion engine at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. While at JHU/APL, Bates taught project management and program planning for the Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering Technical Management Department.
He holds a master of science degree in technical management from the Whiting School and a bachelor of science in vocational education studies from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He is married with two adult children. A resident of Dunkirk, Webster is vice president and part owner of Marrick Properties, Inc., providing oversight to senior management, and developing and implementing creative strategic development for this Southern Maryland homebuilder since 1984. Previously he was affiliated with Century 21 as Jay Webster & Associates Real Estate Sales in Upper Marlboro.
Webster has been named Realtor of the Year in Prince George’s County and 40 Under 40 by the Washington Business Journal.
He is currently president of the Rotary Club of Upper Marlboro and has served previously as president of the Rotary Club of Southern Prince George’s County, president of the Prince George’s County Association of Realtors, chair of the Arbitration Committee for the Prince George’s Association of Realtors, and as regional vice president and as a member of the executive committee for the Mar yland Association of Realtors. Webster has achieved Golden “R” and Life Member RPAC with the National Association of Realtors.
Webster’s community involvement has included serving on the Calvert County Hospice board of directors, including as president and he chaired the steering committee for the Burnett Calvert Hospice House which began accepting patients in 2010. Known as the “house that love built,” it is a six-bed residential home in Prince Frederick designed for Calvert County residents in hospice who require more skilled care than those at home can provide.
Additionally, Webster has served as a committee chair with Cub Scouts Pack 789 and in 2006 earned the title of King for the United Way of Calvert County’s annual Mardis Gras. A graduate of Suitland High School, Webster pursued higher education at the University of Mar yland, College Park.
Dunkle, of Port Republic, received the 2016 William Donald Schaefer People Helping People Award for her leadership and lifelong advocacy efforts for equal opportunity and women’s rights. Most recently, Dunkle chaired the Blue Ribbon Harriet Elizabeth Brown Commemoration Task Force that identified ways to honor the legacy of this Calvert County civil rights pioneer. She also played a central role in implementing Title IX, the 1972 landmark legislation prohibiting sex discrimination in schools receiving federal funding that is most commonly associated with equity in college athletics.
She is also a recipient of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Dale Richmond Award for outstanding contributions in the field of child development.
Previously she chaired the Calvert County Commission for Women. She is a board member for the Calvert County Community Foundation and the League of Women Voters of Calvert County. She was a 2012 inductee to the Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame and a 2014 inductee into the Philanthropy Hall of Fame of the Community Foundation of Southern Maryland. Her papers are archived at the Schlesinger Librar y at Har vard University.
Prior to her retirement, Dunkle was lead research scientist with George Washington University’s Department of Health Policy, and director of the Early Identification and Intervention Collaborative for Los Angeles County.
She has authored more than 100 publications on subjects ranging from early identification and intervention of children with disabilities and developmental delays, to vaccine safety, accountability for results, cross-sector reforms, linking policy to research, collaboration, intergovernmental partnerships, equal opportunity and civil rights, Title IX, federal budget policy, education and health.
Dunkle has testified nine times before the U.S. Congress on issues including: youth development; Congressional reorganization; federal, state and local assistance programs; student financial assistance and barriers to self-sufficiency for low-income women; insurance discrimination; equal opportunity in science and technology; educational equity; and career and vocational education.
She is a graduate of Calvert High School. Prior to earning a bachelor of arts degree from Syracuse University she attended Hood College.
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.
CSM’s trustees in addition to Bates, Dunkle and Webster include Samuel C. Jones of Calvert County; CSM Trustee Chairwoman Dorothea H. Smith, Lois E. DiNatale and Michael L. Middleton of Charles County; and CSM Trustee Vice Chairman Theodore L. Harwood II and Dr. John W. Roache of St. Mary’s County. Serving as secretary/treasurer to the board is CSM President Brad Gottfried. For more information, go to http://www.csmd.edu/about/ leadership/board-of-trustees/.
College of Southern Maryland Trustee Bradley O. Bates
College of Southern Maryland Trustee Margaret C. Dunkle
College of Southern Maryland Trustee Jay W. Webster