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Fiscal Year 2018 Officers and Meetings Announced for Howard Community College Board of Trustees

Update: Several of the dates and times listed below have changed. Please note the new information.

Columbia, MD – Howard Community College has announced its officers and meeting dates for fiscal year 2018.

The board of trustees elected Mamie Perkins as chair and Courtney Watson as vice chair for fiscal year 2018. Perkins was appointed to the board in March 2013 and will serve through June 30, 2018. She is an educational consultant for the Anne Arundel County Public Schools and the Chesapeake Light Foundation, which operates charter schools in the Prince George’s County Public Schools; 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, and Goucher College. Watson was appointed to the board in April 2015 and will serve through June 30, 2021. She 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.

Meeting Schedule for Fiscal Year 2018

The board of trustees has set the following dates for its work sessions, regular meetings, and committee meetings during fiscal year 2018. All changes or additions to the meetings will be announced on the news page of the Howard Community College (HCC) website, which is located at: www.howardcc.edu/news.   

The board of trustees of HCC is authorized by the Maryland Open Meetings Act, Title 3 of the General Provisions Article § 3-305 (b) to conduct certain portions of its meetings in closed session. Therefore, the board will conduct a portion of its December 14, 2017, and June 7, 2018, meetings in closed session at the conclusion of the regular session or retreat in The Rouse Company Foundation Student Services Hall “to discuss the appointment, employment, assignment, promotion, discipline, demotion, compensation, removal, resignation, or performance evaluation of an appointee, employee, or official over whom it has jurisdiction; or any other personnel matter that affects one or more specific individuals,” as permitted under § 3-305 (b)(1). These meetings shall continue in closed session until the completion of business.

Meetings start at 6 p.m. in the Rouse Company Foundation Student Services Hall (RCF), room 400, unless otherwise noted below:

  • Wednesday, August 23, 2017 – Work session, Regular meeting (Two trustees will participate remotely)
  • Tuesday, September 19, 2017 – Work session, Regular meeting
  • Wednesday, October 25, 2017 – Work session, Regular meeting
  • Wednesday, November 29, 2017 – Work session, Regular meeting
  • Thursday, December 14, 2017 – Abbreviated meeting, followed by closed session (start time: 5:00 p.m., and location: RCF 401)
  • Wednesday, January 10, 2018 – Budget work session only
  • Wednesday, January 24, 2018 – Regular meeting only
  • Wednesday, February 28, 2018 – Work session, Regular meeting
  • Wednesday, March 28, 2018 – Work session, Regular meeting
  • Wednesday, April 25, 2018 – Work session, Regular meeting
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018 – Work session, Regular meeting
  • Wednesday, June 7, 2018 – Board retreat at 8:30 a.m., followed by closed session (location: RCF 401)

Audit and Finance Committee Meetings

Committee meetings start at 8:30 a.m. in RCF 401, unless otherwise noted below:

  • Thursday, September 19, 2017 (start time: 4 p.m.)
  • Monday, November 13, 2017
  • Tuesday, March 13, 2018
  • Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Legislative and Community Relations Committee Meetings
Committee meetings start at 8:30 a.m. in RCF 120B, unless otherwise noted below:

  • Thursday, October 12, 2017
  • Thursday, February 15, 2018

A member of the public who wishes to present any matter of concern pertaining to the board must submit a written request to the secretary/treasurer of the board at least 72 hours prior to the regularly scheduled public meeting for review and response.  In emergency situations, the board may, by a majority vote, give visitors who have not presented a written request in advance an opportunity to present their concerns to the board in any regular public meeting.  The board, in recognition of the need to complete its business within reasonable time, may limit the presentation to three minutes.

For more information on meetings of the board of trustees, contact HCC’s Office of the President at 443-518-1820. 
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