Gov. William Donald Schaefer has appointed seven members to the board of trustees for the newly independent Carroll Community College.
Four of the trustees are new appointees and three were reappointed. The board will guide policy-making efforts, approve academic programs and act as liaison between the college and the county, state and community.
The college, formerly an affiliate of Catonsville Community College, became Maryland's 18th community college in April.
The new appointees are R. Delaine Hobbs Jr., Neal W. Powell, William J. Collins Jr. and Betty S. Dotson. Reappointed are Barbara Charnock, Michael L. Mason and Janet R. Colburn.
Mr. Hobbs is president of Mount Airy's Town Council and president of Peoples Lumber and Supply Co., as well as owner-manager of Delaine Hobbs Studio of Photography and Delaine Hobbs Properties.
Active in public service for four decades, he has served on the Town Council for seven terms, the last five as president. He is on the advisory board of FCNB Bank of Frederick and the Mount Airy Rotary Club, and was a founding member of the board of directors of Carroll County General Hospital.
He also is active in the Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company, Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce and Calvary Methodist Church. He and his wife, Mary Ann, have two children.
Mr. Powell, former mayor and city manager of Taneytown, hails from Topeka, Kan. After attending military intelligence school and serving for four years in the Army, he and his wife, Janet, settled in Taneytown.
Mr. Powell, who worked for 33 years at Cambridge Rubber Co., was elected to the Taneytown City Council in 1957 and became mayor in 1966. He resigned the mayor's position in 1978 to become city manager and served until last year.
He also served on the Carroll County Board of Education from 1963 to 1969 and was active in the Maryland Municipal League and Taneytown Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Powell remains active in the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Moose Lodge 1526.
Mr. Collins is vice president of administrative services for the Farm Credit Bank of Baltimore, which serves farmers and rural homeowners in Maryland and surrounding states. A Hampstead resident, he is active in the Hampstead Lions Club and St. George's Episcopal Church.
He belongs to the Carroll County Agribusiness Club and the Maryland 4-H Foundation Inc.
A Vietnam veteran, Mr. Collins served in the Navy and remained in the Reserve until 1976. He and his wife, Stella, have three grown children.
Mrs. Dotson, a retired educator and community activist, lives in Sykesville. She has taught elementary school in the county as well as adult education. From 1973 to 1979 she was summer Head Start director.
The widow of the Rev. James Dotson, she has two grown children. She is a member of White Rock United Methodist Church and Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, and a former board member of the Carroll County Department of Social Services.
Mrs. Charnock is the trustees' chairwoman, having served for seven terms as chairwoman of the college's advisory board. She was elected at the trustees' first meeting July 7.
As a member of the advisory board, she chaired the college's transition team and belonged to the college's task force. In the county, she has been involved in the Freedom Elementary and Liberty High PTAs. Mrs. Charnock also taught in Baltimore County.
She is active in Wards Chapel United Methodist Church and has two grown children. She is a resident of Eldersburg.
Mr. Mason, a Westminster resident, is a past college advisory board member and is active in several community and professional organizations. He and his wife, Karen, have four children.
A Navy veteran, he is an associate broker for O'Conor, Piper and Flynn Realtors in Westminster. Before that, he had his own real estate firm and worked for an investment firm and a medical manufacturing business.
Mrs. Colburn is an adult services specialist of the Carroll County Public Library and a past college advisory board member. She is vice chairwoman of the trustees.
A Carroll native and a resident of New Windsor, she taught school before going to work for the library in 1970. She belongs to the William Winchester Daughters of the American Revolution, St. Paul's United Methodist Church and the Carroll County Genealogical Society. She and her husband, Allen, have two grown children.