Chestertown, MD, October 18, 2000 — Dr. John Toll, President of Washington College, has announced the appointment of Charles Edward "Ted" Peck as Chair of the President's Advisory Council.
A resident of St. Michael's, MD, Peck is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business and is the retired Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of The Ryland Group, Inc., one of the nation's leading builders of residential homes. He joined the President's Advisory Council in 1996.
"Ted has served in an advisory role for several colleges and universities, including MIT, Harvard and the University System of Maryland," said Toll. "His leadership will be invaluable as we refine the goals of Washington College."
The President's Advisory Council was created in 1996 to help the President to focus efforts and to identify new opportunities for institutional advancement. Membership is drawn from corporate leaders who are encouraged to contribute their experience and perspectives during two meetings each year.