W. Stephen Pannill has served as President of Cecil College since 2000.
After holding a number of positions in the private sector, Dr. Pannill served as the Chief of the Bureau of Accounting for the Howard County Government, the Director of Fiscal Affairs and then Vice President of Administrative Services for Harford Community College, Interim President Harford Community College, and Vice President of Financial Services for Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Steve (as he prefers to be called) has regularly taught on an adjunct basis for four different colleges over the past 37 years.
Under Dr. Pannill’s leadership, enrollment at Cecil has grown 100% while maintaining academic quality and creating opportunities for obtaining bachelor degrees in Cecil County. Bachelor degree options include Salisbury University’s Social Work Program and Wilmington University’s Middle Level Teacher Education Program, as well as more partnerships to be announced soon.
Steve led the College in establishing the Mid-Atlantic Transportation and Logistics Institute and he championed new programs in Government Contracting, Logistics, and Supply Chain Management to respond to regional workforce needs, as well as leading the way for additional programming in Fine and Performing Arts, and a Physical Therapist Assistant Program.
The College has also physically expanded under Pannill's tenure, with the addition of the Elkton Station campus, the addition of more than 20,000 square feet in renovations to the College's physical education complex, and a new Engineering and Math Building which will open in fall 2014.
He serves as a board member for the Governor’s Workforce Investment Board, Susquehanna Workforce Network, Northeastern Maryland Technology Council, Elkton Alliance, and the Cecil County Office of Economic Development. He is a member of the Business Education Partnership Advisory Council of Cecil County.
In 2008 he received recognition in The Gazette of Politics and Business as one of “25 CEO’s You Need to Know. “ Also, in 2008 he received the Executive of the Year from the Cecil County Chamber of Commerce. The Susquehanna Workforce Network recognized Cecil College as the Distinguished Workforce Partner for 2013.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Baltimore, a Master’s degree from Central Michigan University and a Doctoral degree from the University of Sarasota in Educational Leadership..