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St. Mary’s College Installs Two New Trustees to its Board


October 4, 2013
Press Release #13-105

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Gov. Martin O’Malley has approved two new trustees to join the St. Mary’s College of Maryland Board of Trustees. Board of Trustees officers for 2013-2014 are Gail Harmon, chair; Cindy Broyles, vice chair; Larry Leak, secretary; and John Wobensmith, treasurer.

The new members:

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is the 49th and current mayor of Baltimore. A member of the Democratic Party, she was appointed secretary of the Democratic National Committee in 2013. Rawlings-Blake also serves in key leadership positions in the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), and in 2010, she was elected by her fellow mayors to the USCM Board of Trustees. She is also a member of the Mayor’s Water Council, and the Criminal and Social Justice Standing Committee. Rawlings-Blake holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, and a juris doctor degree from the University of Maryland School of Law.

Ann L. McDaniel became a vice president of The Washington Post Company in September 2001; she was named a senior vice president in 2008. She also oversees The Gazette Community Newspapers, one of the company’s units. Before joining the leadership team of The Washington Post Company, Ann McDaniel worked for Newsweek for 17 years. At Newsweek, she was managing editor and chief representative/editor in chief of the newspaper in 23 branches worldwide. McDaniel received a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University and a master of studies in law degree from Yale Law School.

The Board of Trustees is the governing body of St. Mary's College, charged by the governor of the state with responsibility for the financial, administrative, and academic affairs of the institution. The college is distinguished from other public college boards by a 1992 charter that grants the Board of Trustees control over the governance and policies of the college. As of June 30, 2011 there are 26 trustees serving St. Mary's College, of whom the governor nominates 23. The alumni council president, one student trustee and a representative from Historic St. Mary's City fill the remaining three positions. The board selects the president of the college, who also serves on the board.