Montgomery College Seeks Board of Trustees Member

The nominating committee for the Montgomery College Board of Trustees (BOT) is accepting applications to serve a six-year term beginning July 1, 2023. Montgomery College is a public, open-admissions community college, with campuses in Rockville, Germantown, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring and Workforce Development & Continuing Education centers throughout the county. The College serves nearly 43,000 students annually and offers a broad range of academic and training programs and support services with state-of-the-art technology through its 144 degree and certificate programs.

The Board of Trustees, as the fiduciary institutional governance body, has the essential responsibilities and obligations to:

  • define the role and mission of the College and establish institutional objectives; and consider the county’s educational needs while reflecting its values in fulfilling the College’s mission;
  • appoint, support, and evaluate the president;
  • ensure strong financial management and adequate institutional financial resources;
  • establish institutional policies;
  • ensure that comprehensive and continuous short and long-range institutional planning occurs;
  • promote and engage in positive public relations for the College, while supporting community relationships, effective change, and institutional autonomy;
  • maintain appropriate relationships with the associated foundations and other support organizations of the College; and
  • ratify the conferral of degrees and certificates by the faculty.

A Montgomery College Board of Trustee member is expected to serve without personal gain, partisan politics, or personal agenda. Trustees serve with a general knowledge of the community’s needs and issues in such areas as education, social, political, and economic environment and have demonstrated community services; and possess the values, integrity, ethical responsibility, and other qualities to enhance the College’s standing in the community.

Board members and their immediate relatives are prohibited from being employed by the College. Interested applicants should submit:

  • a letter of intent demonstrating relevant qualifications, experience and interest; including the skills, resources, and expertise you bring to the College, your motivation to serve on the Board of Trustees and your community involvement; a resume citing education, job history and relevant experience; and
  • supporting references.

Materials should be sent, via email, to Mr. Henry Hailstock, Chair, MC Nominating Committee, at [email protected]. All applications must be received by 5 p.m. on October 31. Applications will not be accepted at Montgomery College.

Additional information on the nominating process is available from Ms. Bridget Abraham, Montgomery College Board of Trustees office, (240) 567-9188, Mr. Hailstock, (240) 595-1931, and the Montgomery College Board of Trustees website.

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Sunday, April 21, 2024, 11am-4pm (held rain or shine!)

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