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McDaniel names new trustees and officers

April 20, 2009

Three new trustees, an investment sales executive, an elementary education professor, and a chief financial officer have been named to the McDaniel College Board of Trustees at the business meeting held on the Westminster campus April 18. Christopher C. Newman of Timonium, Md.; Barbara Payne Shelton of Towson, Md.; and Thomas D. Welliver of Westminster join the 44-member Board led by Chair Martin K.P. Hill. Hill is president of Woodhaven Building & Development, Inc., of Manchester.

Newman (pictured above) is senior Institutional Sales Executive for the Global Investment Service division of T. Rowe Price where he has worked since graduating from McDaniel in 1988 with a business administration and economics major. He later earned an M.B.A. from Loyola College of Maryland. Newman represents McDaniel College on the Independent Colleges of Maryland Board.

Also joining the Board is Barbara Payne Shelton, a recognized expert in the education and development of young children. Shelton’s work has focuses on improving the quality of early education and care through teacher-preparation degree programs she designed for both traditional and non-traditional students. One of these programs enables childcare professionals to improve their knowledge and skills in their work with children while continuing to work. Shelton has applied her expertise as a social worker, a teacher, a college professor and educational consultant, and has traveled to Cuba, China and England to study early childhood development in these diverse cultures. She graduated from McDaniel in 1970 and earned a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in Education from Towson University and a Ph.D. in Education from NOVA College. Shelton serves as co-chair of the McDaniel Women’s Leadership Network.

Welliver is a CPA and since 2001, serves as CFO at Merritt Properties, LLC. A resident of Westminster, Welliver volunteers on several community boards including the Westminster Community of Shalom, the Community Foundation of Carroll County, and the Westminster and Harford County Boys and Girls Clubs. Welliver earned his bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University and is the son of the late Daniel Welliver, alumnus and long-time medical director at McDaniel.

Reelected to serve terms expiring in 2012 are William B. Dulany '50 of Westminster; Mary Lynn Durham ’70 of Shaker Heights, Ohio; William H. Elliott ’70 of Chicago, Ill.; Otto J. Guenther ’63 of Fairfax Station, Va.; Kevin F. Hanley ’72 of Crofton; Steven D. Kesler, of Reisterstown; Sharon F. Manning ’65 of St. Michaels; James I. Melhorn of Baltimore; Albert J. Mezzanotte, Jr. ’78 of Sykesville; Carol S. Parham of Annapolis; R. Christine Royer ’48 of New York, N.Y.; Dolores J. Snyder M.Ed.’63 of Westminster; and Michael E. Weinblatt ’71 of Waban, Mass.

Elected to serve as at-large members to the executive committee for a one-year term are Hanley, Mezzanotte, Charles E. Moore, Jr. ’71 of Davidsonville and Parham.

Three trustees were elected to honorary status. They include Richard D. Adams of Severna Park; Jerome H. Fader ’56 of Baltimore; and Diane Rehm of Washington D.C.

Board officers elected include Hill as chair, Durham as vice chair, and Mary Ann Friday as secretary and Tamara Bowen as assistant secretary, both of Westminster. Joan Develin Coley was reelected as college president.