Melanie Ford, Graduated from the Cecil Leadership Institute; earned a Jenzabar EX certificate in Basic Admissions and Communications Management; earned a Jenzabar EX certificate in Notepad.


Diane Lane, Received the Education Visionary Leadership Award from the Cecil County Branch of the NAACP.


Hunter Skhal, Earned a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Towson University.


Brittni Ward, Earned an Associate of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Cecil College.


Leadership & Staff

Dr. Mary Way Bolt

Dr. Mary Way Bolt


A lifelong resident of Cecil County, Dr. Mary Way Bolt began her college education at Cecil by earning an associate degree in nursing in 1986. She returned to the college in 1990 as a member of the nursing faculty and was promoted to nursing department chair, director of nursing education, acting dean of instruction, and associate dean for nursing, allied health and hea​lth services. Bolt, who was named vice president of academic programs in 2004, earned a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, a master's in community health nursing from the University of Maryland Baltimore, and a doctorate in higher education and leadership from Widener University.

President's Staff

Dr. Kimberly Joyce
Vice President of Student Services and Enrollment Management

Chris Ann Szep
Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Government Relations

Daniel Thompson
Vice President of Finance

Dr. Christy Dryer
Vice President of Academic Programs

Nancy Norman-Marzella
Dean of Nursing and Health Professions

Dr. Veronica Dougherty
Acting Dean of Arts and Sciences

Miles M. Dean
Dean of Career and Community Education

Colleen M. Cashill
Executive Director, Human Resources

Peter D. Shoudy
Chief Information Officer