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Valerie E. Lash

Valerie Lash
Professor, Theatre
Dean, Arts & Humanities;
Education and Certifications:
A.A., Essex Community College
M.A., The Catholic University of America
M.A., Morgan State University
Courses Taught:
Acting and Interdisciplinary arts​
Valerie Lash has been both a faculty member and an academic administrator at Howard Community College since 1982. A full professor of Theatre, she serves as the Dean of Arts and Humanities. In addition to these traditional academic roles, Valerie is the Founding Producer and Artistic Director of Rep Stage, HCC’s regional professional Equity theatre in residence. As a professional actor, she has done most of her roles at Rep Stage, and her performances have been highly acclaimed in local and regional press. Her work in arts education was recognized when she received the Howard County Arts Council’s “Howie Award” as Outstanding Arts Educator of the Year. She led the college into being honored by the Council with its rarely given “Legacy in the Arts” lifetime achievement award. She was also inducted into the Howard County’s Women’s Hall of Fame and named one of Howard County’s “Women of Achievement.” Her commitment and belief in the power of the arts to “change lives” has served as the foundation for artistic and cultural programming under her direction. Valerie and the Arts and Humanities faculty and staff make a significant contribution to the cultural, economic and social development of the community.   ​​
Office: HVPA 200B
Phone: 443-518-4959
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