Nine vying for college trustee board seats

April 26, 1993|By Anne Haddad | Anne Haddad,Staff Writer

At least nine people are vying for the seven seats on the first board of trustees for Carroll Community College.

The appointments are made by Gov. William Donald Schaefer, but the names will require confirmation by the Senate in the next legislative session.

The college gains independence from Catonsville Community College July 1, and the new board should be ready to begin meeting by then, said Carroll Executive Dean Joseph F. Shields.

Dr. Shields is not involved in the process, particularly because he will answer directly to the board and because he plans to apply for the college presidency.

As a branch campus, the college's highest office was executive dean, even though Dr. Shields functions the same way a president would.

"I certainly am interested in holding the job," Dr. Shields said.

The nine people known to be interested in becoming trustees are among the 19 members of the college's advisory board. They are Barbara Charnock, the chairwoman, and members Gary Abrecht, Tim Bryson, Dwight Dingle, Michael Fitzgerald, Michael Mason, Donald Taylor, Kenneth Shook and Janet Colburn.

Until now, the Carroll County Board of Commissioners has been acting as the college's local board of trustees. But most decisions must also be approved by the board of trustees for the Baltimore County Community Colleges, which governs Catonsville Community College.

The Carroll Community College Advisory Board also has voted on all major decisions and made recommendations to the commissioners.

Ms. Charnock said at the advisory board's meeting Wednesday that any members who wish to apply for the board of trustees should send a letter and resume to Carol Scott, Dr. Shields' secretary, by Wednesday.

Ms. Charnock said she would write a letter of recommendation for any fellow board members who apply.

Dr. Shields said State Secretary of Higher Education Shaila R. Aery told him some people already had submitted their names, but he said he doesn't know who they are.

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