The Mid-Shore Community Foundation (MSCF) has appointed Stuart M. Bounds of Easton as President of its organization. Dr. Bounds recently retired as the fourth President of Chesapeake College after 11 years as the CEO and almost 25 years at the College. In 2008, the Board of Trustees of Chesapeake College awarded Dr. Bounds the title of President Emeritus.
Dr. Bounds currently serves on the Board of Shore Health Systems and is a member of its Executive Committee. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Easton and served as its president in 1997. His past community service included membership on the Maryland Hospital Association Executive Committee, the Talbot County Economic Development Commission, and the boards of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and theAcademy Art Museum.
W. Moorhead Vermilye, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of MSCF comments, “I have worked with Stuart Bounds for over 20 years. The Mid-Shore Community Foundation could not have found a more talented and energetic person than Stuart to lead the organization into the future.”
At the state level, Dr. Bounds was selected as a member of the 1997 Leadership Maryland class and served as Chair of the Maryland Council of Community College Presidents for two years. He also served as Co-chair of the Joint Committee of the University System of Maryland/Maryland Association of Community Colleges on Articulation and Transfer.
Reflecting on his new position, Dr. Bounds states, “This position with the Mid-Shore Community Foundation is the perfect opportunity to continue my work in support of community development throughout this five-county region. The Foundation has an outstanding board with a deep commitment to community service and I am honored to join in the important work of this organization.”
Dr. Bounds adds, “I hope to take the experience I have had in the Mid-Shore region and help extend the reach of the Foundation and continue its exceptional record of service to donors.”
Dr. Bounds was a graduate of the University of Maryland College Park, receiving his Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Government and Politics in 1966, and a Master’s of Arts in Government and Public Administration in 1969. Dr. Bounds completed a Doctorate in Higher Education at the College of William and Mary in 1974.
He lives in Easton with his wife Gail.