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
Interim President

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 health 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.


Vice Presidents

Dr. Diane Lane
Vice President of Student Services and Institutional Effectiveness


Dr. David Linthicum
Interim Vice President of Academic Programs


Chris Ann Szep
Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Government Relations


Dr. Christine Valuckas
Vice President of Administrative Services



Dr. Christy Dryer
Dean of Nursing and Health Professions

Deborah Judd
Dean of Business Services