Rotary District 7630 - District Governor                                      

Stephen L. Capelli 

(Steve & Bonnie)


 Rotary Club of Salisbury

30023 Deer Harbour Dr
Salisbury, MD, 21804-9778









Dr. Capelli, who has been a dedicated community servant and active Rotarian for over 45 years, spent 51 years as an educator and administrator, starting as a high school technology teacher and assistant football coach in Trenton, NJ.

He served as an instructor at the University of Missouri-Columbia and as a Dean at Missouri Western State College, now Missouri Western State University.

Dr. Capelli was the Chief Academic Officer at Wor-Wic Tech Community College, now Wor-Wic Community College starting in 1984. He retired in 2017, after 51 years of service, 33 at Wor-Wic Community College, as Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. He was granted Emeritus status upon his retirement..

Dr. Capelli served as President of the Rotary Club of St. Joseph MO-East in 1978-79 and President of the Rotary Club of Salisbury in 2000-2001. He has been a board member of the Mid-Delmarva Family YMCA, serving as President in 1993 & 1994, United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore and the Wicomico County Career Technology Education Advisory Committee. He also served as a Little League manager and football coach in youth sports.

He is a native of Pleasantville, New Jersey and a graduate of the College of New Jersey, formerly Trenton State College. He earned both a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degree at Trenton State College during the 1960’s. Capelli earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Missouri in 1973.


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