Notice of Appointments of Dr. Carl E. Keels as Acting President
Dr. David Clark was appointed effective on January 1, 2017, by the MSBBCS Board of Trustees as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer. In this capacity, he has done an impressive job under sometimes challenging circumstances.
As we previously informed you, Dr. Clark’s decision to retire is effective on May 4, 2019. On behalf of the Board, I would like to use this publication as another opportunity to express our profound appreciation to him for his diligent commitment and loving contributions to our Institution.
It is regrettable that we will lose Dr. Clark from our regular community activities. However, we sincerely thank him and give thanks to God for his service to us. We also offer our sincere good wishes to him for a long and fruitful future!
As the Board embarked upon the process to replace Dr. Clark, God continued to bless us to have strong candidates within our community. This caused us to have to make close and difficult choices. Within that context, on behalf of the Board of Trustees, I am pleased to announce that on April 23, 2019, the Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Dr. Carl E. Keels to be appointed Acting President and Chief Executive Officer, with an effective date of May 6, 2019.
A short summary of relevant biographical information for Dr. Keels follows:
Dr. Carl E. Keels was born in Washington, DC and graduated from McKinley Technical High School. Subsequently, he enrolled in Federal City College, now the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), where he earned both the Bachelor of Science and the Master of Arts in Administration degrees. He continued to pursue higher education and has been awarded the Master of Divinity and the Doctorate of Divinity from Howard University, School of Divinity.
Dr. Keels has been a part of church leadership since the early 1980s, when he served as a deacon. He was licensed to peach in August, 1986 and has served as Pastor of the Community Baptist Church, Cedar Heights, MD, since 1992. He also has spent two years as interim Pastor of New Mount Olive Baptist Church in Washington, DC.
Dr. Keels currently serves as Dean of the College at Maple Springs and is also Professor of critical courses at MSBBCS. He has served and continues to serve in a number of other spiritual and secular memberships and leadership roles within the DMV area. He also has been recognized with numerous awards, inductions and other forms of recognition for his professional as well as community life’s work and achievements.
We welcome Dr. Keels to this new leadership role and pray that he has a successful and fruitful journey.