The College of Southern Maryland announces the selection of Denise Bailey Clark as its executive director of human resources. Previously serving as the colleges executive director of diversity and equal opportunity, Clark assumed the human resources position May 26. She will continue working with the diversity and equal opportunity office on an interim basis.
“I am excited about the opportunity to assist the college in providing innovative, customer-friendly Human Resources programs with an emphasis on work-life balance, such as the summer flex time program and programs that emphasize health and wellness. In addition, we are eager to provide employees with on-line access to their information, such as with the ExPress System, new payroll advice that allows employees to view their pay information in real time, Clark said.
Working to broaden the awareness of diversity and recognize the unique contributions that individual differences provide to our community, Clark has been active with the Charles County Unity in Community forums since her arrival at CSM in 2006, and is the chair of the Charles County Blue Ribbon Commission on Diversity and Intergroup Relations
It is through our understanding and valuing of this diversity that we maximize the unique contributions we all are capable of making as students, employees and members of the community, Clark said.
Previously, Clark was president and diversity consultant for DBK & Associates, Inc., a human resources consulting, expert witness and executive search firm where she worked with the Bureau of Census to develop its diversity program, as well as with a national recruitment center and as an expert witness for area law firms where she specialized in sexual harassment prevention. Clark was also human resources director for the Pharmaceutical Researchers and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), as well as for Lockheed Martin Information Systems where she was recipient of the Presidents Excellence in Achieving Mission Success Award. She served as director of diversity programs for Kaiser Permanente and previously worked at the college as human resources administrator.
Clark received her masters degree in human resources development from Bowie State University and her bachelors degree in business administration with a minor in psychology from Towson State University. She is a certified senior professional in human resources (SPHR) by the Society for Human Resources Management, a certified mediator by the George Mason University/Northern Virginia Mediation Services, an executive coach, and a member of the Board of Resource Connections, Prince Georges chapter.
CSM, founded in 1958, is the fifth largest community college in Maryland. In its 50-year history, the college has grown to be the centerpiece of Southern Maryland, becoming an integral part of the community it serves with campuses in Calvert, Charles and St. Marys counties and more than 21,000 annual enrollments. From a first graduation class of four in 1960, the college has celebrated more than 16,000 graduates.
The college has been recognized with the Silver Level Quality Excellence Award through the Maryland Performance Excellence Award program, and as the 2007 Employer of the Year by the Maryland Department of Aging and the Maryland Chamber of Commerce Partner in Business. For the fifth year, CSM has been recognized as an outstanding organization for its dedication and commitment to employee work-life initiatives by the Alliance for Workplace Excellence.