Vivian Moore Lawyer, Chair, HCC Educational Foundation Board
Vivian Lawyer began her career in higher education and administration serving as a student services professional at Bowling Green State University after obtaining her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the university. She went on to earn a Juris Doctor degree from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, in Washington, DC, and recently became a certified professional coach by the center for Coaching Certification. For 12 years she served as Chief Human Resources Officer at Montgomery College in Maryland after 10 years as Director of Employment and Development in Human Resources. Since retiring, she created VML Coaching, LLC, capitalizing on her years of experience in human resource management. She has served in leadership roles in professional and community service organizations. Lawyer currently serves on the Howard County, Maryland Personnel Board as an appointment by the Howard County Executive. She was recently elected chair of the Personnel Board.
“Serving as a leader of the Foundation Board gives me immense pleasure and pride in being able to raise funds to support students in ways that change their lives. For some students, having the funds to assist them in reaching their professional and career goals makes a significant difference, be it in technology, health, hospitality management, or preparing themselves for a degree. The scholarships and programs funded allow students to fulfill their dreams to become whatever they choose to benefit society, provide for their families, and have personal satisfaction. I have seen the results and I firmly believe in community college education.”