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Cecil College Names Dr. Mary Way Bolt as Fifth President

September 2015

The Cecil College Board of Trustees today announced its selection of Dr. Mary Way Bolt as President of the College in a special meeting, effective July 31. Previously serving as Interim President and in various other titles and capacities at the College for nearly 25 years, Bolt brings extensive higher education experience and a deep commitment to the College’s dedication as a learning provider for the surrounding region.

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“As Chair of the Board of Trustees, I am confident the board has chosen the most qualified candidate to serve as our new president,” said Sarah Colenda, Cecil College Board of Trustees Chair and Search Committee Chairperson. “Dr. Mary Way Bolt has a complete understanding of the importance and impact our college has in our community. She is strongly committed to excellence, the success of our students, and Cecil College’s future growth.”

A lifelong resident of Cecil County and graduate of the College’s nursing degree program, Bolt has deep roots within the community.

“I am honored to serve as Cecil College’s fifth president and proud to lead an institution that is highly regarded throughout this region,” said Bolt. “We are recognized for our commitment to students, academic excellence, and our dedicated faculty and staff. As we move forward, Cecil College will extend our reach to make certain we play an integral role in economic development, service to the community, and the support of each student.”

Bolt leads the College into its 47th year and will continue to promote its growth and prominence in the region as a leading degree and continuing education institution. “The commitment the college has to this community, the passion of the faculty, staff and administration, and the leadership of our Board of Trustees affirms that this is the college I want to lead,” said Bolt. “I am certain with their support we will continue to expand the impact Cecil College has on citizens throughout northeastern Maryland.”