Brick Building and Flowers


Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Catherine A. Pratson
Director of Human Resources 

Melvin A. McClintock
Assistant Director of Human Resources/AA/EEO Officer

Michelle L. Forinash
Assistant Director of Human Resources

A. Faye Graves
Human Resources Specialist

Symaria A. Enoch
Fiscal Associate II


Phone: (240) 895-4309
Fax: (240) 895-4997
Glendening Hall 170
18952 East Fisher Road
St. Mary's City, MD 20686

HR Office

St. Mary's College of Maryland


Cancellation & Postponement Procedures

The following procedures will be used if inclement weather interferes with the College's normal functioning. Because the College is primarily residential, the College will endeavor to maintain all functions whenever possible. Liberal attendance make-up policies should be available to commuting students.

These procedures are in effect 7 days a week, including weekends.

Depending upon the circumstances:

  • the College will remain open (classes will be held, administrative offices assume normal operation)
  • the College will remain open with a "liberal leave" policy in effect
  • the opening of the College may be delayed
    If operations are postponed, the delayed opening times will be one of the following:
    9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., or 11:00 a.m.
  • the College may be closed

4:45 a.m.

  • The director of public safety calls the vice president for business and finance with weather reports from local agencies, information from the Maryland State Police, and closing reports from the Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary's public schools.  The director of public safety checks the Event Management System.
  • The vice president for business and finance will consult with the president and the vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty.
  • The president will inform the vice president for business and finance of his/her decision.
  • The vice president for business and finance will then inform the vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty and the director of public safety.
  • The director of public safety informs the media and marketing specialist, the associate director of enterprise systems and web services, and the administrative offices of the decision. 

5:15 a.m.

  • The director of public safety informs the dean of students.  The dean of students informs the associate dean of students, who will advise the residence hall coordinators and the food service general manager.
  • The vice president for business and finance will send an email to faculty, staff and students with the closing/postponement  information.
  • The vice president for business and finance informs his/her executive assistant, who will then notify human resources and the business office.
  • The media and marketing specialist will ask Southern Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore regional media outlets to announce details of the College's closing.
  • The associate director of enterprise systems & web services will update the College Web page as information becomes available.
  • The associate dean of students will send a voicemail message to resident students with the closing information.

6:00 a.m.

If students are in residence:

  • The vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty contacts the associate dean and librarian of the College to determine if the library and some computer labs remain open.
  • The vice president for business and finance contacts the assistant vice president for campus operations to determine the staffing of the physical plant for snow removal and housekeeping operations. First priority should be given to walkways between residences and food service, then to the library.

If there is any information to be broadcast over the radio and TV, the Office of Public Safety will be informed by the President.  Public Safety in turn will notify the Media and Marketing Specialist at 5:00 a.m. whether the College will be open or closed.

This process will be continued each day until the College resumes normal operations. A decision may be made during the afternoon on the day of closure about whether to remain closed the following day. An announcement of the decision will either be made at that time or withheld until 6:00 a.m. the next morning.



President (Tuajuanda Jordan) 4410

Director of Public Safety (Clinton Brantley)


V.P. for Business & Finance (Chip Jackson)


V.P. for A.A./Dean of Faculty (Beth Rushing)


Asst. V. P. for Campus Operations (Derek Thornton)


Media and Marketing Specialist (Arminta Plater) 3073

The Director of Public Safety informs the following individuals of the decision: (If the principal person is not available, contact the secondary person noted in italics.)



Ex. Assistant to the President (Vivian Jordan)


Assoc. Director of Enterprise Systems & Web Services (Chris Burch)


 Senior Web Services Specialist (Stephanie Enoch)


Dean of Students (Leonard Brown)


 Administrative Assistant (Lisa Youngborg)


Interim V.P. for Development (Michael Grandillo)


 Ex. Assistant to V.P. Dev. (Sandy Abell)


V.P. Enrollment Management/Dean of Admissions (Gary Sherman) 5004

Ex. Asst. tot he V.P. Admissions (Beverly Read)


A.V.P. for Planning & Facilities (Dan Branigan)


Administrative Assistant (Lisa Smith)


Director, Campus Store (Richard Wagner)


Associate Director, Campus Store (Ron Stone)


A.V.P. of IT/CIO (Michael Gass)


Faculty Senate President (Alan Dillingham)


Staff Senate President (Mary Grube)







Associate Dean of Students will inform:



Bon Appetit General Manager (Dave Sansotta)         


Executive Chef (Carmen Allen)


Calvert Hall RHC


Caroline Hall RHC


Dorchester Hall RHC


Lewis Quad RHC


Prince George Hall RHC


Queen Anne Hall RHC


Townhouse Complex RHC


Waring Commons RHC


Ex. Assistant, V. P. for Business and Finance (Anna Yates) will  inform:



Business Affairs Division (Chris True)                       4317

Human Resources (Catherine Pratson)


Note: Each office should activate its internal procedures for notifying faculty/staff.