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Board of Trustees

Leadership. Vision. Commitment.

The seven-member Howard Community College Board of Trustees, appointed by the governor for six-year terms, is the college's legal governing body. In their role, the trustees have oversight of the college president and adopt a set of key performance indicators, (previously known as core ends) through which the operation of the college is directed. 

Kevin Doyle
Kevin J. Doyle, Chair

Kevin Doyle was appointed to the Howard Community College Board of Trustees in 2007 for a six-year term and has been reappointed for a second term through 2019.  He has served as the board’s chair, vice chair, and chair of both the board’s legislative and community relations committee and audit and finance committee.  Mr. Doyle served on both the college’s facilities master plan steering committee and as the board’s liaison to the Howard Community College Educational Foundation, Inc.  Mr Doyle's Bio

Term: July 2013 - June 2019

Feli Sola-Carter
Felícita Solá-Carter, Vice Chair

Felícita Solá-Carter was appointed to the Howard Community College Board of Trustees for a term effective April 12, 2016, through June 30, 2020.  Ms. Solá-Carter established Felícita Solá-Carter Consulting in 2009.  Through her business, she is a senior advisor to government executives, and offers executive coaching, and consulting and training on leadership and diversity strategies. Ms.Solá-Carter's Bio

Term: April 2016 - June 2020

Steve Joss
Steven A. Joss

Steven Joss was appointed to the board of trustees for a six-year term ending in 2022.  Mr. Joss has been president of The Vertical Connection since he and his wife, Kathy, founded their family-owned business in 1977.  The Vertical Connection has served the home interior needs of Howard County residents for 40 years. Mr Joss' Bio

Term: July 2016 - June 2022

Chris Marasco
Christopher G. Marasco

Christopher Marasco was appointed to the Howard Community College (HCC) board of trustees in 2017 for a six-year term ending in 2023.  Mr. Marasco is a senior vice president, relationship manager at Howard Bank since 2004.  Before joining Howard Bank, he worked as an assistant vice president at Columbia Bank. Mr Marasco's Bio

Term: July 2017 - June 2023


Mamie Perkins
Mamie J. Perkins

Mamie Johns Perkins was appointed to the Howard Community College Board of Trustees in March 2013 for a term extending through June 30, 2018.  Ms. Perkins is an adjunct professor in the School of Education for the Johns Hopkins University and a professional development schools liaison for the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, as well as for Goucher College.  Ms. Perkins' Bio

Term: March 2013 - June 2018


Kevin Schmidt
Kevin F. Schmidt

Kevin Schmidt will serve on the board of trustees through June 2019. Mr. Schmidt is the vice president of government relations and business development for Smiths Group, a leader in the application of advanced technologies that deliver products and services for security and inspection, medical, energy, communications, and engineered components markets.  Mr. Schmidt's Bio

Term: April 2015 - June 2019

Courtney Watson
Courtney Watson

Courtney Watson is serving a six-year term as trustee through June 2021. She is vice chairperson of the board of trustees for 2017-2018, and chairs the board’s legislative and community relations committee, as well.  Ms. Watson is  a sales executive with Hub International Mid-Atlantic, a $1.5 billion insurance brokerage where she is responsible for business development in the commercial property and casualty division. Ms. Watson holds an insurance license in several states and is a Certified Insurance Counselor. Ms. Watson's Bio

Term: July 2015 - June 2021

Kate Hetherington
Dr. Kathleen B. Hetherington, Secretary/Treasurer

Dr. Kathleen Hetherington, president of Howard Community College, has dedicated her career in higher education to advancing the mission of community colleges. With more than 35 years of progressively responsible community college leadership experience, Dr. Hetherington is the fourth president of Howard Community College (HCC) and the first to be a community college graduate. President Hetherington's Bio

President, Howard Community College

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