St. Mary’s College of Maryland will welcome four new trustees in June: Anirban Basu, John Bell ’95, John T. Bullock and Bonnie Glick. All four will be appointed a six-year term of service on the College’s Board of Trustees.
“I am grateful to have the opportunity to work with this new diverse group of successful and influential individuals who are committed to the tradition of a liberal arts education in the context of 21st-century global citizenry,” said Tuajuanda C. Jordan, president of St. Mary’s College. “Each candidate brings expertise and a unique skill set that will benefit the College for years to come.”
“Each of our new Trustees embodies the spirit of the St. Mary’s Way and brings special talent and energy to the Board,” said Sven Holmes, chairman, Board of Trustees. “We look forward to working with them as we support the College’s mission of providing an outstanding education to our students.”
Anirban Basu is chairman and CEO of Sage Policy Group Inc., an economic and policy consulting firm in Baltimore, Md. Basu has written several high-profile economic development strategies, including co-authoring economic development strategies for Baltimore City and Baltimore County. Basu serves as the chief economist to Associated Builders and Contractors and as chief economic advisor for the Construction Financial Management Association. He is chairman of the Baltimore County Economic Advisory Committee and an economic advisor to the Baltimore-Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce. He was recently appointed to the University System of Maryland Foundation Board and is also on the Board of the Archdiocese of Baltimore School System.
Basu earned his bachelor’s degree in foreign service at Georgetown University, his master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, a master’s degree in economics from the University of Maryland, College Park; and his Juris Doctor from University of Maryland School of Law.
John Bell ’95 is a managing director and head of Americas Account Management for Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Bell and his team are responsible for managing the prime brokerage clients of the firm’s Asset Management Services business. He joined the firm in 2006 to launch the firm’s prime brokerage offering in San Francisco, where he was responsible for origination sales and relationship management. He has more than 20 years of experience in financial services. He began his career at Bear Stearns in New York and has also held leadership positions with Citi and DLJ Securities Corp. in San Francisco. Bell has served as vice president of the St. Mary’s College Foundation since 2014, after joining the board in 2012. He has served as chairman of the board of the Edgewood Center for Children & Families and was a founding sponsor of the GLBT History Museum in San Francisco. He also serves on BofA’s Global Banking & Markets Diversity & Inclusion Council and the BofA LGBT Executive Leadership Council.
Bell earned his bachelor’s degree in public policy from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and was awarded an executive education certificate in governing for nonprofit excellence from Harvard Business School.
John T. Bullock was elected to the Baltimore City Council in November 2016. He is a lecturer in the department of political science at Towson University. As a political analyst, Bullock is a regular contributor for media outlets including ABC, NBC and CBS affiliates, as well as Maryland Public Television. He has also provided commentary for the Baltimore Sun, AFRO American, and Maryland Daily Record newspapers, and is a frequent guest on public radio stations WEAA and WYPR. He serves on several boards of directors, including the Coppin Heights Community Development Corporation, The Empowerment Academy, and the Baltimore Curriculum Project.
Bullock earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Hampton University, his master’s degree in city and regional planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a doctorate degree in government and politics from the University of Maryland – College Park.
Bonnie Glick serves as senior vice president of Meridian International Center, a non-profit in Washington, D.C., focused on global leadership. Prior to that position she worked for 12 years at IBM. She also served 12 years as a U.S. diplomat in the Department of State. At the State Department, she served tours of duty in the U.S. mission to the United Nations during Operation Desert Shield, in the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, as the country transitioned out of 17 years of communist rule; and in the U.S. Embassy in Managua, Nicaragua, in the period immediately after the electoral defeat of the Sandinistas. In Washington, D.C., she served in the Secretary of State’s Operations Center, as a senior officer in the White House Situation Room, and in the State Department’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs.
Glick earned a bachelor’s degree in government/international relations from Cornell University, a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University, and an MBA from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.
St. Mary’s College of Maryland, designated the Maryland state honors college in 1992, is ranked one of the best public liberal arts schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Approximately 1,700 students attend the college, nestled on the St. Mary’s River in Southern Maryland.