Ch­e­sa­peake Col­lege board an­nounces lead­er­ship change

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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

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