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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. 

Christopher Marasco
Christopher G. Marasco, Chair

Christopher Marasco was appointed to the Howard Community College (HCC) board of trustees in 2017 for a six-year term ending in 2023.  He currently serves as the chairperson of the board of trustees, as well as chairs the board's audit and finance committee. Mr. Marasco is a senior vice president with Sandy Spring Bank.   Mr Marasco's Bio

Term: July 2017 - June 2023

Sean Keller
Sean P. Keller, Vice Chair

Sean Keller was appointed to the Board of Trustees of Howard Community College for a six-year term through June 2025.  He is currently vice chairperson of the board and chairs the board's legislative and community relations committee. Mr. Keller is a Consultant with Peloton Strategies Group.  Mr. Keller's Bio

Term: January 2020 - June 2025

Dr. Shafeeq Ahmed
Shafeeq Ahmed

Shafeeq Ahmed, M.D. was appointed by the Governor of Maryland to the Howard Community College Board of Trustees for a six-year term through June 2028 Dr. Ahmed is the president of Howard County General Hospital.  Dr. Ahmed's Bio

Term: July 2022 - June 2028


Carl Perkins
Carl S. Perkins

Carl S. Perkins, Ed.D. was appointed by the Governor of Maryland to the Howard Community College Board of Trustees for a term extending through June 30, 2025. Dr. Perkins' Bio

Term: July 2020 - June 2025


Felicita Sola-Carter
Felícita Solá-Carter

Felícita Solá-Carter joined the Howard Community College Board of Trustees in April 2016, and was reappointed in June 2020 to continue her service on the board through June 2026Ms. Solá-Carter's Bio

Term: July 2020 - June 2026

Frank Turner
Frank S. Turner

Frank Turner was appointed by the Governor of Maryland to serve a six-year term, ending June 2024.  Mr. Turner is retired from the Maryland House of Delegates, having served from 1995 to 2019.   Mr. Turner's Bio

Term: April 2019 - June 2024

Daria Willis
President Daria J. Willis, Secretary/Treasurer

Daria J. Willis, Ph.D., serves as the fifth president of Howard Community College. She assumed office in January 2022, following a nation-wide search process and a unanimous vote by the college's Board of Trustees on November 4, 2021. Dr. Willis is the first African American to lead the college in its 51-year history.   President Willis's Bio

President, Howard Community College

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