Chesapeake College Board of Trustees

Caroline County
Margaret Myers Margaret Myers (2000-2017)
Mrs. Myers was elected to and served as President of the Caroline County Commissioners from 1990 ?1998. During her tenure in office she represented her county on the Maryland Association of Counties (MACO), serving for several years on the Executive Committee. She was appointed to the Chesapeake College Board of Trustees in 2000 and is currently completing her first full term. She was elected as trustee at large to the board of the Maryland Association of Community Colleges (MACC) in 2002 and is serving a second year as President of that organization. She is or has been actively involved on numerous boards including the Caroline County Human Services Council, Choptank Community Health System Board of Directors, and the St. Martin's Ministries Board of Directors. She is currently Vice President of the Interfaith Housing Development Corporation, treasurer of the Caroline County Friends of the Public Library and President of the University of Maryland Institute for Governmental Service Advisory Board. She is a 1998 graduate of Shore Leadership. She earned a bachelor's degree from Purdue University with a major in Speech & Hearing Pathology and a minor in Speech and Drama.
L. Nash McMahan L. Nash McMahan (2010-2015) (Pending Governor's action)
Mr. McMahan is a third generation McMahan owner in the family business Tri Gas & Oil Co., Inc., a 50 year old petroleum/propane marketer headquartered in Federalsburg, Md. He currently is Past President of the Mid Atlantic Propane Gas Association, newly elected to the Mid Atlantic Petroleum Dealers Association Board of Directors, serves M&T Bank-Mid Atlantic on their Directors Advisory Council and is a Committee Chair for the Chesapeake College Foundation Board. He served on the Board of Directors for Caroline Chamber of Commerce, the Mid Shore Council on Family Violence and represented Caroline County on the Maryland Chamber of Commerce Board. Due to the nature of the business he frequents Annapolis during session and is involved with industry associations and serves on various committees. Mr. McMahan graduated from Towson State University in 1994 with a major in Economics. He and his wife Melanie are lifetime residents of Caroline County, attend Ames United Methodist Church, and reside in Williston with their son, Brennan, and daughter, Rilynn.
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Dorchester County
Vaughn D. Evans, Sr. Vaughn D. Evans, Sr. (2009-2014) (Pending Governor's action)
Mr. Evans currently serves as Principal at North Dorchester Middle School in Hurlock, Maryland. He is a two time graduate of Bowie State University receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education and his Masters in administration and supervision. He is also a doctoral candidate at Walden University. Mr. Evans is in his 27th year in public education; serving 17 years as an elementary, middle, and high school principal. While in Dorchester County he has been assigned as principal at Warwick Elementary, Maces Lane Middle, North Dorchester High and his current assignment North Dorchester Middle School. Prior to moving to Dorchester County, Mr. Evans was a middle school teacher and administrator in the Calvert County Public School system in Southern Maryland. Mr. Evans is a devoted member of Mt. Hope United Methodist Church, member of the Hurlock Board of Appeals, Hurlock Lions Club and a lifetime member of the NAACP and the Bowie State University Alumni Association. He is married to his lovely wife Sharon and has 4 children, Vaughn Jr., Renita, Caitlyn, and Christian.
Don Bradley Don W. Bradley (2002-2018), Chair
Appointed as a Trustee July 1, 2002, Mr. Bradley graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from Wake Forest University in 1973. Mr. Bradley has served as an elected local government official since 1977 and is the former mayor of Hurlock. He also serves as Chairman of the Maryland Advisory Council on Libraries, is a member of the Board of Directors of the FORVM for Rural Maryland, is Past President of the Maryland Municipal League, and is a member of the Class of 2000 of Leadership Maryland. Mr. Bradley has held economic development positions with Dorchester County and the State of Maryland and is a licensed real estate broker.
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Kent County
Matt Hogans Matthew D. Hogans (2011-2016)
Mr. Hogans was appointed as a trustee in July 2011. He is the President/CEO of Hogans Agency, Inc. in Chestertown, Maryland, an Insurance and Real Estate company that has been serving the needs of its clients for over 55 years. He also serves as the firms Broker of Record. Mr. Hogans attended Episcopal High School, Roanoke College and Washington College. He is a past president of the Chestertown Rotary, past member of the Chester River Health System Foundation Board, current president of the Eastern Shore Leadership Council, and a member of the Maryland Business Council. Mr. Hogans has held positions with Hapag-Lloyd AG, Atlantic Container Line, Port of Baltimore and Hale Intermodal. He resides in Chestertown, Maryland with his wife Kathryn and three children, Matthew, Jr., Emma and Hannah.
Thomas M. Groce, Jr. Thomas M. Groce, Jr. (2003-2015) (Pending Governor's action)
Retired administrator and educator Thomas Groce, Jr. was appointed as a Trustee in 2003. A Kent County native who has spent his entire professional career in education, he is a graduate of Morgan State University with Bachelor's and Master's degrees and a Certificate of Advanced Study (C.A.S.) from Johns Hopkins University. A member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church, he is involved in a wide range of professional, civic and community activities. Thomas serves on the Board of Directors of the Maryland Rural Development Corporation, Board of Trustees of Thomas H. Kiah Masonic Lodge #101, and is past Executive Board member of the Kent County Retired Teachers Association and a volunteer for American Red Cross of Delmarva Peninsula. Some of Mr. Groce's memberships include National Association of Secondary Principals, Maryland Association of Secondary Principals and Morgan State University Alumni Association
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Queen Anne's County
Jennifer Doege Jennifer C. Doege (2009-2014) (Pending Governor's action)
Mrs. Doege has served as parent coordinator for the Partners for Success, Family Support Resource Center for the Queen Anne's County Board of Education since 2004 and works as a part-time dental hygienist at Kent Island Dentistry. She is a member of the Queen Anne's County Council for Children and Youth. Mrs. Doege attended Salisbury University and received a BS in Dental Hygiene from the University of Maryland at Baltimore in 1984. She and her family currently reside in Stevensville.
Dr. Michael E. Pelczar Dr. Michael E. Pelczar (2002-2017) (Resigned - pending new appointment)
Dr. Pelczar was appointed as a Trustee in July 2002. He obtained a B.A. degree from Loyola College, graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and obtained postgraduate training in anatomic and clinical pathology at U.S. Public Health Service Hospital and St. Agnes Healthcare in Baltimore. He is Board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and Infection Control. Dr. Pelczar is a member of several societies and associations related to his profession, including the Queen Anne's County Medical Society. Although retired from the practice of pathology, he continues to work as the Infection Control Officer and Clinical Consultant to the Microbiology laboratory at St. Agnes. During his tenure prior to retirement, he served as President of the Medical Staff and chaired numerous committees.
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Talbot County
Catherine Poe M. Catherine Poe (2008-2018)
Ms. Poe has a had a long career of activism on the public stage as well as 33 years in education from teaching English at nearly every level, working in Head Start, being summer school principal, and even running public relations for the Lawrence, NY school district. Honored as New York's English Teacher of Excellence, Ms. Poe has always seen education as the lynchpin to not only an individual's success but to the success of a community as a whole. She has also been an editor of a weekly newspaper, a freelance writer, and a published poet. From growing up in California, to teaching in Montana and New York, to now living in Maryland, Ms. Poe has always involved herself in the community whether as part of the coalition to keep Easton Memorial Hospital in Easton to working to erect the Frederick Douglass statue. Now retired, Ms. Poe, with her daughter and son-in-law, restore historic homes, bringing them back to their former glory.
Blenda Armistead Blenda Armistead (2011-2016), Vice-Chair
Mrs. Armistead's career has focused on local government and higher education. She served as County Manager and Finance Officer for Talbot County for 17 years. Prior to her appointment as County Manager, she was the Assistant Dean for Administrative Affairs in the College of Business and Management at the University of Maryland, College Park. She also served the Virginia higher education system in several capacities at both the State Council of Higher Education and the Virginia Community College System. Mrs. Armistead has been actively involved in the Talbot County community for many years and was named the Talbot County Chamber of Commerce Business Woman of the Year in 1994. After graduating from Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, in 1972 with a major in Economics, Mrs. Armistead earned an M.B.A. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was a Morehead Fellow. She was awarded a W. K. Kellogg Fellowship to attend Florida State University, Tallahassee, and received a Ph.D. in Management and Higher Education from the institution in 1977.
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Board of Trustees meeting dates: (Meetings normally begin at 4:00 p.m., and are held in the Board Room, Dorchester Building)
December 3, 2015
January 28, 2016
February 25, 2016
March 24, 2016
April 28, 2016
June 9, 2016
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