7 county residents named CCC trustees Independent college gets first board

July 04, 1993|By Anne Haddad | Anne Haddad,Staff Writer

Gov. William Donald Schaefer has appointed seven county residents -- including three who were on the college's former advisory board -- to serve as the first board of trustees for Carroll Community College.

The trustees will have their first meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the college, said Diana Scott, a CCC spokeswoman.

The trustees were appointed to replace the advisory board in overseeing operations of the college as a result of the institution's new independence. Carroll Community College, which began as a branch of Catonsville Community College, became independent July 1 -- about a year after Shaila Aery, the state secretary of higher education, suggested a fast track toward the break.

Officials at the college and the governor's press office released the names of the trustees Friday. They are:

* Barbara Charnock of Eldersburg, a special education teacher at Deer Park Middle School in Baltimore County. She had been chairwoman of the college advisory board.

* Janet Colburn of New Windsor, a member of the advisory board and a librarian with the Carroll County Public Library.

* Michael L. Mason of Westminster, a member of the advisory board and a real estate agent with O'Conor Piper & Flynn.

* J. William Collins Jr. of Hampstead, a vice president of Farm Credit Bank of Baltimore, in Sparks.

* Betty Smith Dotson of Eldersburg, a retired teacher.

* R. Delaine Hobbs Jr. of Mount Airy, Town Council president.

* Neil Powell of Taneytown, retired city manager and former mayor.

The trustees will have the authority to set the college's tuition and budget. Previously, those issues were decided by the Board of Trustees for the Baltimore Community Colleges and the Carroll County Board of Commissioners.

One of the first tasks the board could take up is appointing a president for the college. Executive Dean Joseph F. Shields has served as the school's top administrator for the past two years, and said he will apply to the board to continue as president.

Before it gained independence, the college went through evaluations from the Maryland Higher Education Commission and the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges, a private accrediting agency.

The college has existed for 16 years. It began when Catonsville Community College started offering classes in Carroll County.

Its campus on Washington Road was built in 1990 with money from the county.

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