2 businessmen to join WMC board of trusteesTwo...


December 21, 1997

2 businessmen to join WMC board of trustees

Two Baltimore-area businessmen have accepted nominations this year to the board of trustees at Western Maryland College.

Jerome H. Fader, a member of WMC's Class of 1956, and Steven D. Kesler will serve three-year terms on the 42-member board.

Fader is president of the Heritage Automotive Group of Owings Mills, which has 19 dealerships in Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Harford counties. He is one of two dealership owners nationwide to sit on the Saturn Council of America.

Fader has served on the board of trustees of Beth Tfiloh Community School, the development board of Sinai Hospital and as chairman of the corporate gift committee of Beth Tfiloh Synagogue. He is a member of the board of directors of the Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Kesler is president of Constellation Investments Inc., a subsidiary of Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. A certified public accountant, he is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants, the Baltimore Society of Security Analysts and the Association for Investment Management and Research.

He also is a director of Capital Re Corp. and is a member of the senior advisory board of Combined Health Agencies of Maryland.

The WMC board meets three times each year and oversees the institution.

WMC safety office gets federal grant

The campus safety office at Western Maryland College has been awarded a grant of more than $4,000 by the U.S. Department of Justice.

The award, made through the department's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), will be used to update technology in the safety office. Through the upgrade, the WMC force will be able to devote more resources to community policing, said Michael Webster, director of campus safety.

This is the second year the nationwide grants have been made through a program that emphasizes the promotion of police-citizen cooperation to prevent and control crime.

Webster said the grant will be used to install a computerized incident-reporting system, replacing the manual program, which forces campus officers to write and rewrite reports.

The new system should save more than eight hours a week, allowing the officers to spend more time on other campus duties, he said.

Pub Date: 12/21/97

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