Chesapeake College board announces leadership change
WYE MILLS — The Chesapeake College board of trustees announced April 28, that Barbara Viniar’s term as president of the college will conclude July 1.
“The Trustees appreciate Dr. Viniar’s efforts on behalf of the College over the past nine years and wish her well in her future endeavors,” a statement from the college reads.
According to a statement released by the board, Stuart Bounds has been appointed interim president of the college, effective July 1. Bounds retired from the college in 2008 after 11 years as president.
Since retiring as president, Bounds has remained active in the community college field, both as a consultant and as an adjunct professor of political science there, according to the release.
“The Board is delighted that Dr. Bounds has agreed to return to the College in this interim role and believes that his executive experience at Chesapeake and deep understanding of the Mid-Shore community will be a great asset to the College and to the Board during the transition period,” the statement reads.
The search for a new president of the college will commence this summer. The board will engage and consult with the college community, the college’s five supporting counties and other key stakeholders in the development of a plan for the search, and in the evaluation and selection of the sixth president of Chesapeake College, according to the release.
“Chesapeake College has provided 50 years of outstanding service to the Mid-Shore community and the Board is committed to finding an exceptional community college leader to guide the College into the future,” the statement reads. “With that leadership and the extraordinary talent and resources within the College and throughout the community, the College’s role as the primary provider of higher education and workforce training in the region will continue to expand and, thereby help to ensure a bright future for the Mid-Shore.”
BARBARA A. VINIAR